Meet Neil Boyd, Director of Marketing, AIE

Describe AIE in a few sentences

AIE Institute is a specialist higher education provider that runs a degree program in game art, game design and game programming. AIE Institute provides students with real avenues to employment and further studies through innovative programs that combine current knowledge and role-based learning within a project-based professional simulation environment. Our courses are developed and continuously reviewed in close consultation with industry and are delivered by industry-experienced faculty.

Why should international students consider studying at AIE?

AIE Institute has strong links with the industry and offers internship placements in the final year to ease the graduate transition towards employment. Students have the opportunity to frequently meet industry practitioners in a number of seminars, projects, and tutorials. Additionally, the degree runs over three years giving students more time to learn, create, network and develop as professionals. Small class sizes with a maximum of 25 students for each lecturer allows for a more personalised, learner-centric approach.

AIE Institute builds upon the history of its parent company, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Australia’s most awarded 3D animation, game development, film and visual effects educator. The Academy of Interactive Entertainment pioneered the development of specialist game qualifications in Australia. Today, academy graduates can be found working around the world at major games studios such as Wargaming, Epic Games, Mighty Kingdom and Rockstar working on such games as GTA V, Destiny and Gears of War 5.

What role do education agents play in your international student recruitment strategy?

AIE Institute really values the role that education agents have in understanding what students want to achieve and helping them decide where to study. Education agents are the main focus of our international student recruitment strategy and we’re looking to establish productive partnerships with quality agents that refer great students that want to pursue a career in games, film or visual effects.

What do you look for in new education agent partners?

AIE Institute is looking for education agents that have the passion to help students succeed and the ability to effectively communicate what AIE Institute is all about. Our mission is to produce work-ready and job-creating graduates who will pioneer a future of innovation and enterprise. Let’s work together to make that a reality!

How do you work with your education agent partners?

We like to be easy to contact and responsive to all education agents so that we can support you with any questions, student applications or marketing initiatives you have. We want to do everything we can to support you and your students.

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