AIE News

AIE awarded 2020 ACT Small Training Provider of the Year

In a Virtual Awards Ceremony held online last night the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) won the Small Registered Training Provider of the Year at the 2020 ACT Training Awards. AIE Staff and Students watched the online presentation from both campus and home and cheered when the category and winner was announced. AIE Canberra Head…

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My journey into Character Design – Kellie Lautier

It is every game artist’s dream to have their game character loved and played by people around the world…including big-name celebrities! For AIE Alumni Kellie Lautier, this dream came true when her name was credited on one of 2020’s most highly anticipated games.

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Casey Thomas speaking at Online Experience Day

AIE is proud to have Casey Thomas, CEO of Dark Shadow Studios and AIE Alumni, speaking at our upcoming Online Experience Day on Saturday 23rd November. Dark Shadows Studios was created through the Graduate Diploma program at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. The team combined their love of drones, virtual reality and Esports to develop Drone…

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30 under 30 | AIE Graduate winners

AIE producing some of the best

We are very proud to announce that six AIE graduates and one AIE staff member have won a place on the 30 under 30 lists for ‘The Develop Pacific’ which highlights new members in the industry across the Development, Education and applicable advocacy sectors.

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Cool Banana Studios | AIE Sydney Student Team Feature Image

How is a film born

We took to the classroom to chat with second year 3D Animation and VFX for Film team, ‘Cool Banana Studios’ to ask some questions about their short 3D film, “Suck it” and about their time at AIE.

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2018 Graduate Showcase Events

AIE Graduates completing their Advanced Diploma and Graduate Diploma programs are showcasing their major projects at Graduate Showcase events at each campus over the next three weeks. We are very proud of this year’s graduating group who have been working hard on these projects to showcase what they have learnt. Games and VFX industry representatives,…

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AIE | Mid-Year Intake | Games | Film

Mid-Year Intake: Fast Track Your Future

Fast-track your future – applications for our July mid-year intake are now open. AIE is currently accepting students for its range of specialist, practical courses that are starting in July at all campuses. This is a great opportunity to kick-start your career in games and film. Applications are open for the following courses: Game Art…

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AIE | Game Design | How To Make A Portfolio For Game Design

Building a Game Design Portfolio for entry into AIE

One of the most common questions we get from people wanting to start our two year Game Design and Production program is; What do I need to put in my Game Design portfolio? The answer is…… there are lots of things you could include. Did you ever have to create something for a woodworking class…

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AIE | Animation and VFX | Animation Tools of the Trade

Animation Tools of the Trade

You have been given 20 weeks and a team of 5 to create a 3 minute 3D animated music video. What tools do you need, how to you stay on time and achieve the vision? This is the challenge a team of 5 AIE students faced when creating the music video for the song ‘Follow…

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AIE | Christmas Hours 2017

AIE Campus hours over Christmas 2017

AIE would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas break and a successful start to the New Year in 2018. The campuses will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period, from 5pm Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Monday, 8th January 2018.   If you need to contact us over the break,…

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AIE | Graduate Showcase | 2018

Graduate Showcase 2018

Students are putting the finishing touches on their work and getting ready for the Graduate Showcase events that are happening soon across AIE campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. Representatives from studios across the creative digital industries will be in attendance to check out the next generation of talent. If you’d like to be…

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AIE | Film | Blue World Order

AIE Students work on Sci-Fi Film ‘Blue World Order’

Talented students from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) have played a vital part in bringing Aussie-made sci-fi, Blue World Order (BWO) to the big screen for its premiere this month.   Blue World order was filmed entirely in Canberra, using desert landscapes and modern concrete architecture to paint a stark vision of a not-so-distant…

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AIE | 3D Animation | Things You Need To Know

6 Things You Need To Know About Getting into 3D Animation

Aristotle went down in history as a celebrated philosopher known for many wonderful aphorisms, but when it comes to animation, there’s one in particular that stands out: art imitates life. By definition, animation is the process of manipulating static images or models to create the illusion of movement—in other words, bringing art ‘to life’. 3D…

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AIE | STEM | Skills Experience

Future Skills Experience

Discover where STEM skills can take you     The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is inviting year 11 and 12 students to showcase a range of future careers that relate to STEM skills. The majority of the world’s fastest growing occupations require STEM skills and there is an urgent need for a skilled workforce…

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AIE | Game Development | Tips

5 Tips For Getting Into Game Development

Do you get excited when you overhear someone discussing Minecraft on public transport? Does thinking about game-play mechanics or artificial intelligence get you excited? If you answered yes to one of these questions, there’s a strong chance that your interest in video games is more than just a passing phase. Now more than ever, the…

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AIE | Games Programming | Big Ant Studios

Game Programming Graduate starts work at Big Ant Studios

In one week, Josh Laurence will be heading to Melbourne to start his first job as a junior programmer for Big Ant Studios. This is his story…   Having already worked as a web developer an android app developer and trained as a teacher Josh came to AIE because…   “I realised that although I…

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AIE | Online Experience Day

May AIE Online Experience Day

Get ready to kick start your studies in 3D animation, game design or VFX for film with AIE Online You will be welcomed by online staff, teachers and industry guests at the AIE Online Experience Day. This interactive virtual event is set to kick off on Thursday 27th May from 12PM Noon till 5PM AEST.…

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AIE | Game Design | NASA Space Apps Challenge

‘Data you can touch’, an AIE success story

Ever been interested in how many people live in your city and what you as a community contribute to CO2 emissions? -KEN-‘s got you sorted!   -KEN-, an old Scottish word for ‘understanding’, utilises NASA’s Earth Science and Human Dimension Data to provide a database of information on the earth. -KEN- is a mobile Virtual…

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AIE Event | Xbox Academy

Xbox Academy launched by Microsoft Store and AIE

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Xbox Academy, a videogame-fueled educational establishment that will open its doors for a limited time this April to inspire high school students to expand their creative horizons and achieve more this school holidays.   Launching in partnership with the flagship Microsoft Store, Sydney, and Academy of Interactive…

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AIE | VFX | Post Processing Skills

Take your VFX and Post-Production skills to the next level!

AIE is calling all graduates looking to get into film and visual effects, starting their own post-production studio or wanting to take their animation and visual effects skills to the next level. A brand new post-graduate program is being launched this month to further power graduates into film production opportunities and careers.   “We want…

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AIE | Advance Diploma Work | Alanis

New AIE student game – Alanis and the Great Eastern Wind

Created as part of the Second year Major Production by AIE Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development students   Art: Erin Stevenson, Irma Walker, Saffron Dudgeon, Rebecca Rose and Erin Hayes   Programming: Aythan Maconachie, Elliot Ceramidas and James Stone   Design: Connor Shaw and Drew Curran

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