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Lost Circus a game by AIE Students

Lost Circus was developed by Team Quail as the major project for a group of 2021 graduates in the second year of their Advanced Diploma in Professional Game Development and Associates of Occupational Studies.

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First Frost by AIE Students

Bring in the winter season with First Frost!

First Frost was developed on the campus of AIE Lafayette as the major project for a group of 2020 graduates in the second year of their Advanced Diploma in Professional Game Development. The game was developed over a 6-month period by a team of 10 using the Unreal Engine.

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AIE Student Lands Prestigious Internship with Gaming Industry Leader Riot Games

  A continual passion for video games has led Second-Year student Catherine Levine to have an opportunity with gaming industry powerhouse Riot Games, known for game titles like League of Legends and Valorant.  Her journey to the Riot Games internship started with learning about some of the cultural changes happening at the company. Riot Game’s emphasis on culture and people ultimately attracted Catherine…

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AIE OPEN HOUSE – JUNE 5TH 2021

Get an inside look at career options in the video game and visual effects industry and learn what it will take to be a part of the world. Learn from AIE professors about all four of our disciplines; Game Programming, Game Art and Animation, Game Design and Production, and 3D Animation &VFX for Film. You…

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Artcade June 20th 2020

Artcade is a FREE online event dedicated to promoting video game development, independent film and art unique to Acadiana. Artcade is presented by the Academy of Interactive Entertainment.

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Open House April 2020 | AIE

AIE Open House – April 18th 2020

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects for film at AIE’s Open House. The Lafayette campus will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about AIE courses starting in 2018. The day will include presentations on different areas of industry as well as…

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Interactive Experience Day April 2019 | AIE

Interactive Experience Day – May 2nd 2020

AIE’s  Interactive Experience Days are a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and will be able to get creative in practical workshops…

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Open House Feb 2020 | AIE

AIE Open House – February 8th 2020

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects for film at AIE’s Open House. Seattle and Lafayette campuses will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about AIE courses starting in 2020. The day will include presentations on different areas of industry as well…

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Interactive Experience Day April 2019 | AIE

Interactive Experience Day – March 7th 2020

AIE’s  Interactive Experience Days are a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and will be able to get creative in practical workshops…

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AIE’s National Veterans Roll Call

The National Roll Call project is a national grassroots effort to make Veterans Day on every campus a special time of appreciation and reflection. The 2019 National Roll Call honors those who have served and are serving, as well as the fallen. On November 11, AIE will conduct a simultaneous “minute of silence” at 11:00…

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3 Major Reasons Why Conventions And Conferences Are Important | AIE

3 Major Reasons Why Conventions and Conferences Are Important for Your Career

There’s something for everyone at any convention or conference, but why do so many industry people attend events like PAX and GDC (Game Developer’s Conference) every year? 1. Limitless Opportunities By going to conventions and conferences, you will have so many opportunities to make friends, connections, and people that may want to join you on…

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Interactive Experience Day April 2019 | AIE

Interactive Experience Day – October 19th 2019

AIE’s  Interactive Experience Days are a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and will be able to get creative in practical workshops…

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Game Jam 2020 | AIE

Lafayette Campus Game Jam – November 8th

What is a game jam? The goal of a game jam is to come together and make a game (be it a videogame, board game, card game…) Jammers quickly come up with new ideas, and make quick sketches of how they might work to prototype and playtest. Often jammers have a theme or central idea…

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Open House November 2019 | AIE

AIE Open House – November 16th 2019

Discover the courses designed to get you started in game development, 3D animation and visual effects for film at AIE’s Open House. Seattle and Lafayette campuses will be opening their doors to visitors eager to find out about AIE courses starting in 2019. The day will include presentations on different areas of industry as well…

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AIE Alumni Industry Insight: Tina Tsou

After being a graphic designer for several years, Tina Tsou had a change of heart and decided that she really wanted to work in the film industry. To shift her path into animation from graphic design, she attended the Academy of Interactive Entertainment to achieve her industry dreams, and graduated from the 3D Animation &…

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Minor Production Process Afterword | AIE

AIE Minor Production Process

One of the most valuable parts of the course for our Game Development students is the opportunity to collaborate with their peers from other disciplines for their final project at the end of each school year. Internally, those projects are referred to as “Minor Production” and “Major Production” respectively for our first year and second…

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AIE Alumni Andy Burt | AIE

AIE Alumni Spotlight: Andy Burt

Andy Burt was honored as a Valedictorian for the graduating 3D Animation & VFX for Film 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…

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History Meets Virtual Reality - Seattle Public Library 6 | AIE

History Meets Virtual Reality: AIE x Seattle Public Library

Not only does the Academy of Interactive Entertainment students get to collectively work together on projects for Minor and Major Production, but students are also given the opportunity to work with a real client. Working with a client varies with each program, and this time a team of our Game Art & Animation students are…

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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…

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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…

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