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Christmas Shutdown 2023 | AIE

AIE Campus Hours Over 2023 Holidays

AIE would like to wish everyone a fantastic Christmas break and spectacular New Year. The campus will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period, from 5:30pm Friday December 22nd 2023 and will reopen on Tuesday January 2nd 2024. If you need to contact us over the break, please send an email to your AIE…

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AIE Secures $750k for Virtual Production Filmmaking from Louisiana’s Entertainment Development Fund

AIE Lafayette, a non-profit specialist educator for film, games and visual effects, with support from the Louisiana Entertainment Development Fund, will develop a filmmaking program which incorporates the latest in virtual production technology and create a virtual production studio for use by students and industry.   The Louisiana Entertainment Development Fund has awarded AIE Lafayette $750,000…

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Accelerate your career in Game Art with our Spring Intake!

Want to fast-track your career in Game Art and Animation? The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is thrilled to announce a new Spring 2024 intake for its highly acclaimed Game Art and Animation program. What sets this intake apart? It’s online, it’s accelerated, and it’s designed for passionate individuals ready to learn the practical skills…

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Interactive Experience Day – December 11th 2021

AIE’s Interactive Experience Day on December 11th is a great opportunity to learn about game development, 3D animation, and visual effects. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways into the game and film industry, exposure to the studio experience here at AIE, and the ability to get creative in practical demonstrations…

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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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