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 Entertainment (AIE) – Australia’s most awarded educator for the game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries – Xbox Academy brings highly-trained tutors into the Store to teach and mentor the technical wizards of the future. Xbox Academy is a videogame-fueled educational establishment that teaches students about game design and development, taking them on an exciting journey through potential career opportunities in the gaming industry.


From brainstorming the next big game to designing and programming it for deployment, Xbox Academy allows students to follow in the footsteps of AIE graduates who have gone on to work in the top game studios around the world.


Class will be in session from 10th to 22nd April 2017 during the school holidays, where students aged 14 and over can take part in a series of creative workshops that are officially accredited by AIE, also walking away with a range of Academy-approved swag!


Come find out if you could be the next creative and talented mind behind the next Halo, Forza or Sea of Thieves – we are truly excited to see what you create!


Course content includes:

  • Game Programming: How to Build an Adventure Game
  • Game Design: Design the Next Blockbuster
  • Develop Games on Xbox One S

Class will be in session from 10th to 22nd April 2017 during the school holidays, open to all students aged 14+. Prospective students can register via this link before reporting for class at the Microsoft Store at 188 Pitt St, Sydney to take part in the series of creative workshops.