Canberra Holiday Courses

January 2024

  • Holiday courses run from 9.00am until 4.00pm
  • The campus is open from 8.45am
  • All participants will receive a certificate of completion
  • Students need to bring a USB stick to save their work
  • For more information on any of these courses please contact our Student Liaison Officers on 02 6162 5131 or email us at canberra@aie.edu.au.
  • To register for these courses, please fill out the application form.
  • AIE in Canberra is located at Block E, Canberra Technology Park, 49 Phillip Avenue, Watson, ACT 2602
  • For directions to the AIE Canberra Campus, please visit this page
  • Supervision is available after the designated finish time but all students need to be collected by 5pm as the campus closes promptly at that time

Holiday Course Descriptions

My Journey into Animation Image 02 | AIE Alumni Joshua WoodAnimate a 3D character

Learn how to make a pre-rigged character do funny animations while learning animation techniques used in Animated movies and Games. Starting with the basics of the principles of animation, students twist, stretch and bend their character to move or dance in creative ways.

Ages 12+ years
Dates: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th January
Dates: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January
Cost: $330

Design your own 3D platformer

Learn the fundamentals of video game level design using the Unreal 4 Game Engine. Join in the excitement of designing your very own platformer. We begin by paper prototyping your level, then we learn game engine fundamentals to build your prototype before finally adding in interesting gameplay mechanics to make your game stand out.

Ages 12+ years
Dates: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th January
Dates: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January
Cost: $330

Create a 3D underwater creature

Design and create a sea creature that inhabits a mysterious underwater world. Let your imagination run wild as you learn how to 3D model a sea creature using Autodesk Maya, the most widely used 3D animation software in the games, visual effects and simulation industries. Add your character to a pre-made underwater scene in the Unreal 4 Game Engine.

Ages 12+ years
Dates: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th January
Dates: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January
Cost: $330

Make your own 3D endless runner

If you love games like Temple Run or Subway Surfer this is the course for you. Using the Unreal 4 Game Engine you will use pre-built assets and your own imagination to design and create your own 3D endless runner game.

Ages 12+ years
Dates: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January
Cost: $330

Student Work - 3D Robot character | Academy of Interactive EntertainmentTrain your own virtual robots

Drop a robot model into an Unreal 4 Game Engine sandbox world and make it move in the ways you want by adding sensors and learning about tools and techniques used in the games industry.

Ages 12+ years
Dates: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th January
Cost: $330

FilmmakersJunior Filmmaker Workshop

This fun and educational workshop will result in the formation of junior filmmakers, who will produce a 2-3 minute short film over the course of 5 days. Filmmakers will work in groups, with each member taking turns to share the roles of a film crew.  The program is designed for students who are keen to learn about filmmaking and get some hands-on experience with cameras. Parents and friends are welcome to join the filmmakers at the end of the week to see their work on a big screen.  

Ages 12+ years
Dates: Monday 15th to Friday 19th January
Cost: $670

For more information about AIE Canberra's Holiday Courses please contact our Student Liaison Officer on 02 6162 5131 or email us at canberra@aie.edu.au

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