Entry requirements

Admissions pathway options

AIE Institute welcomes students from all backgrounds and provides several admissions pathways to assist you with meeting the entry requirements.

Entry requirements for:

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

  • Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent, with a pass level or higher in English
  • An ATAR of 70 or higher, or equivalent
  • Interview and/or portfolio
  • Maths Level: Band 4 HSC Mathematics or equivalent (Game Programming major only)

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

  • A Diploma or higher from an accredited Australian education institution
  • Interview and/or portfolio

Applicants with higher education

  • A Diploma or higher from an accredited Australian education institution
  • Interview and/or portfolio

Applicants with work and life experience - alternative entry

  • A foundation studies program or preparatory program recognised for admission purposes by another Australian higher education provider, OR relevant work experience that demonstrates equivalence to the entry requirements
  • Interview and/or portfolio

Portfolios

Bachelor of Game Development majoring in Game Art applicants

An art portfolio should display creative ability using a medium the applicant is most familiar with, whether pen, pencil or charcoal or a particular type of software, such as Adobe Photoshop. It should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to take the creative process from concept to presentation and may include sketches, paintings, video clips, animation, multimedia, sculpture, photography, life drawing and graphic design. Applicants can bring in a physical portfolio or present digitally on CD, DVD, USB flash drive, laptop or email.

Bachelor of Game Development majoring in Game Design applicants

A design portfolio can include any design work the applicant has done, such as a game, a user interface, an industrial product or an object with a specific function. It should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to take the creative process from concept to presentation, and may include written and visual work which can be instructional, informative or entertaining. Applicants can bring in a physical portfolio or present digitally on CD, DVD, USB flash drive, laptop or email.

Bachelor of Game Development majoring in Game Programming applicants

A programming portfolio should show an aptitude for programming or scripting in any language, demonstrated through digital files on CD, DVD, USB flash drive, laptop or email. It should include actual code samples as well as the compiled working applications, such as Visual Basic projects, Flash/ActionScript files and custom databases right up to iPhone and Java apps, multi-media projects and game mods.

Articulation pathways

AIE Institute has an articulation agreement with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE). Applicants may be granted advanced standing into an AIE Institute Bachelor course if they have successfully completed an AIE Advanced Diploma according to the agreement.

Exit pathways

An exit pathway may be appropriate if you are unable to complete the remainder of your course, and gives you options to transfer to another course of study. AIE Institute provides exit pathways from its bachelor courses into accredited vocational education and training (VET) courses with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment Limited (AIE). If you are considering an exit pathway, please contact Student Support Services.

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If you have any questions regarding your potential or current application to AIE Institute, please contact our Admissions Officer:
Email: admissions@aieinstitute.edu.au