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AIE Alumni Spotlight: Corwin Waldron

Corwin Waldron was honored as a Valedictorian for the graduating Game Art & Animation class of 2019. Valedictorians are recognized for their dedication to one’s study, and you can always count on their eagerness to exceed the status quo. They lead by example, and as a result, they prove themselves to be exemplary individuals cherished […]

AIE Alumni Spotlight: Talon Grijalva

Talon Grijalva (Game Art & Animation) was honored with the AIE Legacy Award for the graduating class in 2019. The Legacy Award recognizes an individual’s impact that they have left at AIE and will continue to bring with them into the industry. Those who have earned the Legacy Award have proven themselves to be especially […]

AIE to Host Player Feedback Panel at PAX West 2019 - AIE

AIE to Host Player Feedback Panel at PAX West 2019

About the Panel Everyone has ideas for how to make their favorite games even better. Sometimes those ideas are great! And sometimes terrible. Sometimes there are no ideas, just anger, negative reviews, down-votes, and memes that make us cry. How do developers listen to all this different kind of player feedback? How can players give […]

What is Minor Production - AIE

What Is Minor Production?

If you’re new to how the Academy prepares for group projects, you’re in the right place. This is one of the many things that sets us apart from most colleges, and it’s something we especially take pride in. For many of the students, this will be their first foray into video game production. Roles on […]

Can I Get Into the Video Game Industry Without a Degree? - Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Can I Get Into the Video Game Industry Without a Degree?

For someone seeking a career in the game industry, this is a common question. If you are standing at Point A, your current level of experience, and are looking towards Point B, your future job in the game industry, you are likely asking, “What’s the best way to get there?” You are going to need […]

Seattle Graduation Ceremony - Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Seattle Graduation Ceremony

To celebrate our new grads, Nathan Camp (2015 AIE alumnus, Industrial Light & Magic) visited all the way from California to give a speech. Once an aspiring actor, Nathan was able to his passion for film at AIE Seattle, under the tutelage of Vic Bonilla, the instructor for 3D Animation & VFX for Film program. […]

Student Specialist Honored in 50 Over 50 List - Academy of Interactive Entertainment

AIE Student Placement Specialist Honored in Game Advocacy’s 50 Over 50 List

Cami Smith, our specialist in Industry Relations and Student Placement, has been honored in Game Advocacy’s 50 Over 50 list. Originally created by the former IGDA executive director, Kate Edwards, the 50 Over 50 list takes a stand on ageism in the video game industry. “For this initial, experimental project, a Google form was created […]

IGDA Baton Rouge Showcase - AIE

IGDA Baton Rouge Showcase

IGDA Baton Rouge Showcase featured games from AIE Lafayette students, as well as some from Louisiana State University. The IGDA Baton Rouge Showcase also had a guest speaker, Marc Aubanel (Need for Speed Underground, Marvel Nemesis, Sanctuary). Here are some of the games that were showcased at the event from Team AIE Lafayette: The year […]

Why Are Mentors Important - AIE

Why Mentors Are So Important

You’re at a point in your life where you know exactly what you would like to do as a career. You’re probably wondering: What comes next? Whether you have chosen AIE as your college, having a mentor at your side along the way is crucial to your career development. Identifying a mentor(s) in the early […]

What Are the Most Sought-After Skills in the VFX Industry - AIE

What Are the Most Sought-After Skills in the VFX Industry

The VFX (visual effects) industry looks for more than an animation education and a decent portfolio. Technical skills learned at school must be added to softer, business-world skills and then combined into a stellar application, portfolio and that showcases individual creativity. We’re going to look at what some of those technical skills are, but before […]