Established in 1996, the AIE is arguably Australia's leading educational institution in the fields of game development and digital arts and animation. The AIE open day is held at its Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra campuses between 10am and 4pm Sunday, August 16.
Speaking at the Melbourne campus will be Adam Briggs, art director from Big Ant Studios where he's currently hard at work on an AFL game for PS3 and 360.
“It’s really important that people wanting a career in games develop their skills through practice and training which is kept current with video game industry needs” said Mr Briggs, who has also worked in the Melbourne studios Transmission Games and Firemint. “While being a lover of games is certainly beneficial, solid artistic and programming knowledge is a requirement to getting employment in the industry and crucial to development of products that are competitive in the current world market.”
Other studios available on the day to chat with include Iron Monkey Studios and Tantalus Media.
AIE National Open Day [AIE]