AIE and MAPS Film School combine to offer world’s first Film and Virtual Production course
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment is very excited to announce that from 2022, MAPS Film School will be joining the AIE to deliver the world's first Film and Virtual Production course.
MAPS Film School has been teaching film production in South Australia for over 35 years and has trained over 1000 people and produced over 1,500 student films, all with the help of an extensive array of talented trainers including film specialists in directing, production, cinematography, sound engineering and many more.
The AIE have worked with the South Australian Government Department of Innovation and Skills and the Department of Education to acquire their MAPS Film School to ensure MAP’s industry led approach and iconic courses continue to thrive into the future and support student pathways into the creative industries right across Australia.
Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said South Australia’s screen sector was enjoying sustained growth across the industry creating new jobs at all levels of the business.
“South Australia’s premier film school MAPS has been acquired by the Academy of Interactive Entertainment who will expand their courses across Australia,” said Minister Pisoni.
“AIE will preserve the schools’ 35-year contribution to the Australian Film industry and introduce an exciting new virtual production specialisation, making this a world first integration of film and virtual production by a school.”
AIE and MAPS students will learn film making in a practical,
hands on, industry led intensive way that will prepare them for
emerging jobs in the global film industry.
“AIE already has graduates working around the world in game development, film and visual effects industries. We recently announced the launch of the world’s first film and virtual production course and the acquisition of MAPS will fully consolidate our offering”, said John De Margheriti, Chairman and CEO of the AIE.
AIE and MAPS students will learn film making in a practical, hands on, industry led intensive way that will prepare them for emerging jobs in the global film industry. With a brand-new virtual production sound stage in every AIE campus, and its forthcoming commercial grade film studio, students will be learning what it takes to be part of a billion-dollar industry and will be able to take those skills anywhere in the world. AIE will deliver the new Film and Virtual Production career courses with state-of-the-art equipment and resources alongside LED Volume virtual stages. Students will achieve a nationally accredited Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media on completion of their course.
AIE will be holding it’s Open Day Online this Sunday 15 August for people interested in finding out more about MAPS Film School and the new course in Film and Virtual Production. To reserve your place at this special event, please register at aie.edu.au/openday
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AIE's Virtual Production Studio and the Filmmaking Program was supported by funding from the ACT Government.