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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.

Teachers can gain clock hours for most Intro Course offerings (Seattle campus only). Refer to course descriptions below for eligibility. Contact seattle@aie.edu with any questions.

Courses Available

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

Eligible for Clock Hours, Seattle Campus Only

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3D Animation | Intro Course

Introduction to Game Art

Seattle Campus Dates

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March 5 to April 23, 2020

April 30 to June 18, 2020

Cost

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$295.00

$295.00

Lafayette Campus Dates

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March 7 to March 28, 2020

Cost

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$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

One weekly 2.5 hour workshop for eight weeks
Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Lafayette Campus

One weekly five hour workshop for four weeks
Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Eligible for Clock Hours, Seattle Campus Only

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Game Programming | Intro Course

Introduction to Game Programming

Seattle Campus Dates

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April 30 to June 18, 2020

Cost

$

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$295.00

Lafayette Campus Dates

May 2 to May 23, 2020

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Cost

$295.00

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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

Seattle Campus

One weekly 2.5 hour workshop for eight weeks
Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Lafayette Campus

One weekly five hour workshop for four weeks
Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Software

Unity 3D game engine.
Visual Studio.

Eligible for STEM Clock Hours, Seattle Campus Only

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Game Design | Intro Course

Introduction to Game Design

Seattle Campus Dates

April 30 to June 18, 2020

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Cost

$295.00

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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

One weekly 2.5 hour workshop for eight weeks
Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Eligible for STEM Clock Hours, Seattle Campus Only

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