AIE trains students for employment and career opportunities in 3D animation, game development and related fields through the provision of world class education as well as acting as a catalyst to build these industries.

AIE is a non-profit educator established in 1996 to grow and support the game industry. Our unique curriculum is offered in the United States and Australia, and provides you with the training needed to join our other graduates as entrepreneurs, leaders, and innovators in the video game and film industries.


Since its establishment in 1996, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) has earned much recognition as a leading vocational educator for the interactive media industry, specifically for video game development and film. We were one of the first colleges in the world to offer specialized training for 3D animation and video game development. AIE has grown significantly over the years, starting from its roots in Canberra growing along steadily with the interactive media industry. We currently have five campuses: three in Australia, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, and two in the United States, Seattle and Lafayette.

AIE is known for providing hands-on vocational training in studio settings taught by faculty that have worked in the industry. Our focus and mission is to connect passionate students with the skills they need to be successful in their chosen career. Alumni of AIE’s courses have gone on to do many amazing things in many industries, most especially video games. Chances are you have played many of our alumni’s games (Fruit Ninja, Bioshock, Mass Effect, World of Tanks, etc.) and seen many examples of work that our alumni have helped create as programmers, artists, animators, and visionaries. Feel free to look over our graduate destinations.

An education at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment is characterized by:

  • The latest 3D animation and game design technologies
  • First-class, hands-on education in a studio-style environment
  • A close relationship with the video game and 3D animation industries
  • An extremely high rate of graduate employment
  • An extremely high rate of student satisfaction
  • Practical industry-focused education
  • Adaptive courses to meet the demands of the industry

[Via Academy of Interactive Entertainment]


School Info
Type: On-site
Program(s): Full-time
Medium(s) Taught: Digital, 2D, 3D, Animation
Instructor(s): Adam Folse, Mike Ton, Justin Loudermilk, Tony White, Vic Bonilla,
Tuition $16,500 (2014-2015)
Financial Aid: Yes


Contact Info (Seattle)
305 Harrison St
Suite 405
Seattle WA 98109


Contact Info (Lafayette)
537 Cajundome Blvd,
Suite 211
Lafayette, LA 70506-4293


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