AIE And CIT combine force to offer Programming Degree

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AIE and CIT are pleased to announce the Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds (Programming) being offered in partnership.

The BGames&VW(Prog) is a 3 year degree focused on producing graduates for the simulation, virtual worlds and games industries. Students will get to experience AIE’s studio environment and work in teams with other programmers and artists, a unique feature of the degree. IT students enrolling at the AIE Canberra campus now have the option of enrolling in the Academy’s two year Advanced Diploma of Professional Game Development or the Degree in partnership with CIT.

"This is a really exciting development, not just for AIE, but for games and simulation education in Australia" said AIE Canberra Head of School Lea Bartlett.

"The career destinations for our graduates are growing each year and this degree will open up even more pathways to work in simulation and virtual worlds".

The degree program is designed to provide professional game programmers with the skills and knowledge of a computer science degree contextualised by gaming applications plus core skills in programming and design. Previous AIE Advanced Diploma graduates and those currently in the industry are able to have their experience recognised should they wish to articulate into the degree.

Local industry veteran Tony Oakden had this to say about the degree, "I was very excited to hear that a computer games degree was being run by the AIE. The AIE is one of the premier training facilities for students who want to learn the skills required to get into the games industry and I believe that a degree course will be a great addition to their extensive range of courses."

About AIE:
Since its establishment in 1996, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) has earned much recognition as Australia's leading educator for the Computer Game Development and 3D Digital industries. AIE has grown significantly over the years and now has campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

About CIT:
In 2009, CIT is 80 years old and is the ACT's largest vocational education training and provider. With over 450 courses across 4 campuses and over 30,000 student enrolments in the ACT, CIT offers qualifications ranging from Apprenticeships through to Certificates, Degrees and Postgraduate qualifications in a flexible and supportive environment.