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Intro Courses

Our introductory courses are a great way to start learning interactive entertainment skills.

AIE’s introductory courses are an excellent option for students who are in high school or for any adult who wants to study part-time, or just wants to get a taste for what a career in game and film might be like. These courses are also a great way for students to build a portfolio to apply for a full-time course.

Courses Available

Intro to Shaders

Seattle Campus Dates

Jan 7th to Jan 30th

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Cost

$295.00

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What you will learn

Learn the fundamental techniques behind shader programming to create visual
effects for games and real-time cinematography.

Develop an understanding of the simple math techniques used to animate shapes
and combine colors in shaders to create interesting effects.

Use Unity’s Shader Graph tool to design and test shaders with interactive
previews.

Troubleshoot and decipher diagnostic messages provided by shader compilers.

Duration

4 weeks x 2.5 hours weekly evening workshop
Monday & Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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Digital Portfolio Workshop

Seattle Campus Dates

Nov 11th 2019 to Nov 11th 2019

Feb 15th 2020 to Feb 15th 2020

Mar 28th 2020 to March 28th 2020

Cost

$95

$95

$95

What you will learn

What makes a good digital portfolio, focusing on the following categories:

  • 2D Digital Artist / Illustrator
  • 3D Artist
  • Game Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Programmer

Other topics covered include:

  • Good resources to use
  • Great portfolio websites
  • Selecting work for portfolios
  • Design and layout of portfolios
  • Designing for devices, including laptops, tablet and mobile

Duration

A single Saturday session
10:00am to 4:00pm

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3D Animation | Intro Course

Introduction to Game Art

Seattle Campus Dates

Sep 30th 2019 to Oct 23rd 2019

Oct 28th 2019 to Nov 20th 2019

Jan 7th 2020 to Jan 30th 2020

Cost

$295.00

$295.00

$295.00

Lafayette Campus Dates

Sep 7th 2019 to Sep 28th 2019

Nov 2nd 2019 to Nov 23rd 2019

Mar 7th 2020 to Mar 28th 2020

Cost

$295.00

$295.00

$295.00

What you will learn

Get a comprehensive understanding of the creative potential of 3D animation software used in games, film and visual effects.
Learn the fundamentals of 3D animation including modeling, texturing, animation, lighting, rendering and environment design.

Duration

Seattle Campus

4 weeks x 2.5 hours weekly evening workshop

Fall Courses
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Winter Courses
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Lafayette Campus

4 weeks x 5 hours weekly workshop
Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm

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Game Programming | Intro Course

Introduction to Game Programming

Seattle Campus Dates

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Oct 28th 2019 to Nov 20th 2019

Jan 7th 2020 to Jan 30th 2020

Cost

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$295.00

$295.00

Lafayette Campus Dates

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Feb 1st 2020 to Feb 22nd 2020

Apr 4th 2020 to Apr 25th 2020

Cost

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$295.00

$295.00

What you will learn

Learn how to create 3D games using the Unity 3D game engine.
Get an introduction to industry standard tools and techniques for game development.
Learn C# to script game interaction.
Design game mechanics to create gameplay.

Duration

Seattle Campus

4 weeks x 2.5 hours weekly evening workshop

Fall Courses
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Winter Courses
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Lafayette Campus

4 weeks x 5 hours weekly workshop
Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Software

Unity 3D game engine.
Visual Studio.

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Game Design | Intro Course

Introduction to Game Design

Seattle Campus Dates

Sep 30th 2019 to Oct 23rd 2019

Oct 28th 2019 to Nov 20th 2019

Jan 7th 2020 to Jan 30th 2020

Cost

$295.00

$295.00

$295.00

What you will learn

Learn how to define and develop game mechanics.
Develop game design documentation.
Rapid prototype gameplay.
Create interactive environments.
Process feedback to refine game design.

Duration

4 weeks x 2.5 hours weekly evening workshop

Fall Courses
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Winter Courses
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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Intro To Stopryboarding For Animation | AIE US Course

Intro to Storyboarding for Animation

Seattle Campus Dates

Oct 28th 2019 to Nov 20th 2019

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Cost

$295.00

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What you will learn

Storyboarding is a visual blue print for an animated film. This eight week course will provide the basics of the craft of Story starting with the basics of film grammar, shot composition and common storytelling techniques. Students will undertake both a critical analytical breakdown of effective shot structure as well learn the foundations of how to take an idea from script to screen. Each week will consist of a lecture component, a practical hands-on component and a collaborative element to help students familiarize themselves with the stages of storyboarding for animation from initial concept all the way through to pitching. There will be a heavy drawing component to this class, but all skill levels are welcome.

Requirements

Students will need to bring to class a large sketchbook, a black pen (sharpie) and a gray pen (for shading.) There will be weekly assignments.

Duration

4 weeks x 2.5 hours weekly evening workshop
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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