The AIE Canberra campus is located in Watson, a leafy suburb just to the north of the city centre. AIE Canberra, the first AIE campus, was established in 1996 in response to a demand for 3D games artists and programmers. Our industry experienced teachers have guided students through our courses to employment at every major games and 3D animation studio in Australia as well as a number of internationally renowned companies.
Canberra is home to some of the world’s most acclaimed and innovative developers of games, simulation and visualization software along with cutting-edge production studios. We have close links with Uppercut Games Studios and are co-sited with Dreamgate Studios.
Our partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) in the Bachelor of Games and Virtual Worlds Degree course enables students to access a range of resources including extensive libraries, student accommodation and other support services.
Canberra Technology Park is located in Watson which is 10 minutes drive from the CBD, close to public transport and an excellent bike path network. Canberra has a large student population with three universities, many national attractions, a thriving arts and sporting scene and is a great place to live!
How do I get to AIE's Canberra Campus?
The 39 goes from the CBD bus interchange to Watson shops. It leaves every 20 minutes in peak hour and takes 10 minutes to get to Watson. The Watson shops are a 500m walk to the campus down Windeyer St. Most buses in Canberra go to the CBD interchange, for more information please go to www.action.act.gov.au
The driveway into the AIE is off Phillip Ave, with plenty of free carparks.
As Canberra is the bush capital of Australia; space and tranquil scenery are just some of the benefits students can enjoy when moving to the ACT. Being a smaller city, traveling around Canberra is hassle-free and convenient. This can also be said for finding accommodation. Accommodation can be easily-sourced close to the AIE Canberra campus which is also conveniently close to the CBD.
There are a variety of other educational institutions located in Canberra, which means there is a large amount of student accommodation that can be secured, such as at Unilodge - www.unilodge.com.au
Students might also like to consider utilising websites such as Gumtree.com.au or flatmatefinder.com.au or allhomes.com.au when finding share accommodation or rental accommodation.
(We don’t endorse any particular product and acknowledge that there are probably some other very valid options we have not listed here).
We are also happy to pin notices up on our internal notice boards as our students may have rooms to rent in their places or might also be looking for accommodation at the same time.
AIE’s Student Liaison Officers are also on hand to provide guidance in the area if required