There's a new academy in the Hub City that offers students a unique opportunity to advance in the digital media field. The Academy of Interactive Entertainment, better known as AIE, is the only private, non-profit digital media college in the United States.
AIE has two campuses, one in Seattle, Washington and one right here in the Hub City, located at the LITE center. AIE was established in Australia in 1996 and has become a leading educator in game design, 3d animation and visual effects. Even though it is new to the area, the response from the community was better than expected.
According to Dr. Christopher Erhardt, with AIE, the academy saw more kids enrolled in the Lafayette campus than in their other campus in Seattle. Erhardt says that doesn't surprise him because Lafayette has always been an artistically enabled community. If you'd like more information, you can go to their website at www.theaie.us.
Or you check out the campus and what they have to offer at their open house which is the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7--RSVP only.