The Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Games Students Get Inside the Big Ant

Final year students from Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) were given a great opportunity by Big Ant Studios, one of the largest game developers in Australia, to learn more about how a top Australian games development studio is run.

Big Ant's CEO Ross Symons and Art Director, Adam Briggs were both on hand to answer questions and talk to the students about the current projects and development process at the company.

Framework '09: Design Aikido - Colluding with Industry

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Bruce Jenkins, Head of School, Academy of Interactive Entertainment (Melbourne Campus)

How can education ensure they provide industry ready graduates?

Since its establishment in 1996, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) has earned much recognition as Australias leading educator for the Computer Game Development and 3D Digital industries. AIE has grown significantly in the past 10 years and now has campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

AIE continues to contribute to the development of the Games and interactive industries in Australia, as an active founding member of the Australian Game Developers Association, and is involved in consulting both government and other education institutions on policy and content. In 1999, AIE initiated the Australian Games Developers Conference and in 2005, organised Australias first academic and secondary schools summits on games education.

The AIE youtube channel

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment have created a new youtube channel where they've been putting up film and animation that their students have completed as part of their course. There are some really well put together short films in there that are very much worth viewing, and it's just fantastic to see some quality student work from the AIE at a convenient site like youTube.

I've subscribed to their channel and will be following up on all their future uploads, so why not check them out too!

Students Keen as Game and Film Industries Boom

(Sydney, Australia) Throughout the financial downturn several industries have continued to thrive as consumers spending on home entertainment grows. The strength of game development and film production in turn has prompted fresh interest in the relatively new careers of game development, 3D animation and visual effects, according to Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) CEO, Ian Gibson, “Enrolments are up across all our campuses, particularly in Sydney” he said.