Our courses


During year 1, students will learn fundamentals of game design and level design, both on gameplay side by analyzing in depth the different aspects of a pre-existing game, and on storytelling side.

They will also acquire the most important skills that a professional developer must have, such as analyzing game data in order to balance the game and producing design document (industry standard) to show their ideas effectively to the rest of the team.

Furthermore, students will acquire basic knowledge about game engines (Unity 3D) in order to learn how to write and read a simple code and use graphic assets.


Design Methods

  • Introduction to Game Design
  • Gameplay: Mechanics & Dynamics

Game Tuning & Data Analysis

  • History of videogames
  • Critical analysis of pre-existing board and digital games

Narrative Design

  • Creative writing
  • Hero’s journey
  • A story in three parts

Practical Exercise

  • End-of-the-module project


Documentation & Pitching

  • Creating adesign doc
  • Tools to show ideas

Game Tuning & Data Analysis

  • Game balance
  • Analysis of game data
  • Understanding the players

Unity base

  • Visual code
  • Prototyping
  • World creation

Practical Exercise

  • End-of-the-year project

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Specific requirements are not a committment, but it is recommended to finish high school before starting attending the academy in order to dedicate the right time to the study and practice.


The booking is not binding and it turns into a real enrollment only after paying:

  • administrative annual fee of 250,00 euros.
  • enrollment fee of 500,00 euros.

In case of payment through bank transfer, students have to send the TRN code via email to info@aiv01.it

Courses organised by AIV have a limited number of students. By enrolling to AIV’s courses, participants give their consent to the cancellation and refund policies.


Payments can be made through the following methods:

  • In cash
  • Check
  • Bank trasfer addressed to:
    AIV srl
    IBAN : IT 89 B 05704 03214 000000660800
    Students have to write their forename and surname along with the name of the course they want to attend as the reason of payment operation. (ex.: John Smith, Graphics 1st Year, October 2015).

As the bank transfer is made, students have to send the following information to info@aiv01.itin order to have their receipt of payment:

  • forename and surname of the person who paid the bank transfer;
  • the address of the person who paid the bank transfer;
  • the VAT or tax code of the person who paid the bank transfer;
  • the TRN code of the bank transfer.

AIV reserves the right to cancel and/or modify courses/events’ dates and time schedules at its own discretion and/or for reasons of force majeure). In such cases, the coordinator will return students’ subscriptions completely.

The coordinator is responsible for the collection of the amounts for the event and reimbursements management. AIV and the coordinator are not responsible nor will reimburse any cost concerning travel expenses, lost deposits or any other expenses occurred depending on participation to an event canceled by AIV for the reasons mentioned above.

Participants assume responsibility for any added expenses they incur by subscribing to our events.

By enrolling to AIV courses, participants give their consent to the cancellation and refund policies mentioned above.