AIE News

Art Institute Seattle Displacement Info Sessions

If you are a displaced Art Institute student, please take note that the Academy of Interactive Entertainment Seattle Campus offers learning track towards careers in the following: Game Art & Animation Game Programming Game Design & Production 3D Animation & VFX for Film We are aware that every person’s situation is different, and there are…

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How to Find a Mentor in Game Development

You’re now at a point in your life where you know exactly what you would like to do as a career. You have done the pre-training to help you with admissions into college. Now what? Who will help direct you and make sure you do the right thing? It’s time to find a mentor. What…

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Jobs for Creative Introverts

A lot of people consider jobs for introverts to be ironic, but it’s more of a stigma than most people realize. At the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, an overwhelming majority of our students and those interested in studying on our campus, consider themselves to be introverts. Our staff and instructors understand and recognize that both…

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5 Things Every Game Developer Needs to Know

Andrew Ward is a Game Programming Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development alumnus, and CEO of successful indie game startup: Grunka Munka Games. Taking on the lead role among the team of AIE alumni, Andrew took Collidalot from prototype to the launch on Nintendo Switch. We asked Andrew what he would have done differently, and what kind of advice…

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AIE Alumni Launches Collidalot on Nintendo Switch

From college project, to launching on Nintendo Switch. We are immensely proud of our AIE Alumni Andrew Ward (Game Programming), Connor Adam (Game Programming), Matthew VanCompernolle (Game Programming) and Tim Tsai (Game Art & Animation) for launching their debut game on Nintendo Switch! All second-year students from all programs form into groups to create their major…

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Tips from Our Alumni

If you plan on starting your educational journey at AIE in 2019/2020, here are some awesome tips from our alumni. Leadership and being a team player are not mutually exclusive. “What I have discovered that gives you an edge in this industry, is learning the pipeline and how your role affects other team members. If…

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What Type of Math Is Required to Become a Game Designer?

Trigonometry Google says trigonometry is: “the branch of mathematics dealing with the relations of the sides and angles of triangles and with the relevant functions of any angles,” which might sound a little boring at first, but let’s break that down a bit. Two of the most primitive forms of AI (Artificial Intelligence) are Turrets…

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom

How do our students learn how to optimize their games in virtual reality in the classroom? AIE is a college of the interactive entertainment arts, so it is natural for our team to embrace virtual reality in our studio-modeled classrooms. As virtual reality reaches new heights as a platform in the video game industry, the…

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Intro Courses in Game Development and Film

Are the Intro Courses right for me? Intro Courses are a great way for anyone who may be interested in getting their feet wet in a certain program in a small classroom setting, or if someone is particularly interested in what a career in video games or film might be like. Whether you are in…

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Work Station Specifications for Game Programmers

What kind of specifications are required to learn game programming at home? Since we provide the tools that are necessary for our students to succeed in the classroom, we get a ton of questions regarding work station specifications for game programmers, allowing students to continue developing their games at home. The instructors have shared their…

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