Study with the industry experts

AIE is a world leader in games and visual effects education.

AIE was established as a non-profit college in 1996 to offer college-level, accredited education that equips students with cutting-edge skills. Our mission is to train students for employment and career opportunities in 3D animation, game development, and related fields through the provision of world-class education as well as acting as a catalyst to build these industries.

As one of the first colleges in the world to offer specialized training for 3D animation and video game development, our graduates are working in the top studios internationally such as Bungie, ILM, Dreamworks Animation, Bioware, Weta Digital, and many more renowned studios world-wide.

Our teachers are a highly qualified team of experienced industry professionals who’ve built their names creating the games you’ve played and the movies and film visual effects you’ve watched. It’s this experience that enables staff to link graduates with real work experiences and opportunities — if you’re awesome, the industry wants to know about it.

Let our industry success build your industry success.

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About AIE

The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is an accomplished 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator. Created as a non-profit organization to grow the creative digital sector, AIE pioneered the development of specialist game qualifications and continues to innovate through industry partnerships and dynamic teaching.

AIE courses are practical, career-focused and delivered by industry experienced teachers in a seriously fun and creatively-demanding studio environment. AIE and its graduates have won many awards over the years including twice being named the Australian Small Training Provider of the Year.

What makes AIE different?

Practical Skills

AIE has impressive workplace connections. Develop skills demanded by industry


Nurturing the practical skills and experience required to succeed


AIE is Australia's most awarded 3D animation, game design and visual FX educator


AIE Graduates work on the top games and films worldwide

AIE Graduates have worked on

What our graduates say about us

Josh Van Zuylen Monochrome | AIE Graduate Success

"What I enjoyed about AIE the most was being taught by people that actually have industry experience. My teachers at AIE really helped me figure out the necessary paths and helped me be the best that I could be when I graduated."

Josh Van Zuylen

Senior Environment Artist
Cloud Imperium Games
Vinessa Mayer | AIE Graduate

"AIE was the best choice I made when deciding my career path, the course structure and the connections I made there is what put me in the position for most of the jobs I've gotten. The teachers go above and beyond for their students!"

Vinessa Mayor

Visual Effects Artist