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Intro Courses

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

They’re offered on evenings and none of them assume prior knowledge.

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

Game Design | Intro Course

Introduction to Game Design

Seattle Campus Dates

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Jun 6th 2018 to Aug 1st 2018

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What you will learn

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

Duration

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

Software

Unreal Engine

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Game Programming | Intro Course

Introduction to Game Programming

Seattle Campus Dates

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Jun 6th 2018 to Aug 1st 2018

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$495.00

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Lafayette Campus Dates

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Jun 6th 2018 to Aug 1st 2018

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$495.00

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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

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

Software

Unity 3D game engine.
Visual Studio.

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Intro To Stopryboarding For Animation | AIE US Course

Intro to Storyboarding for Animation

Seattle Campus Dates

Jun 6th 2018 to Aug 1st 2018

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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

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

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3D Animation | Intro Course

Introduction to 3D Animation

Seattle Campus Dates

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Jun 6th 2018 to Aug 1st 2018

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$495.00

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Lafayette Campus Dates

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Jun 6th 2018 to Aug 1st 2018

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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

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

Software

Autodesk Maya
Adobe Photoshop

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