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  • Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Lafayette

    -- Lafayette, LA 
  • 537 Cajundome Boulevard
    Suite 211
    Lafayette, LA 70506-4293
  • 337-456-1848
  • 337-232-0790
  • [email protected]
  • Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development: Game Art & Animation (Certificate/Diploma, 2 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

    Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development: Game Programming (Certificate/Diploma, 2 Years)
    For a position in Programming / Software Engineering

    Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media: 3D Animation & VFX for Film (Certificate/Diploma, 2 Years)
    For a position in Art / Animation

  • Campus:Yes         Online: No
  • In state: 16,500 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Out of state: 16,500 US Dollars (USD) per Year
    Non-US National (Overseas Students): 39,800 US Dollars (USD) per Full Program
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    Mission Statement

    The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (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, and 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 (Grand Theft Auto IV, Bioshock: Infinite, Mass Effect, World of Tanks, and many more) and seen many other examples of work that our alumni have helped create as programmers, artists, animators, and visionaries.

    An education at AIE 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