PlayStation Accredits Australian University Games Course

Torrens joins the AIE in Sony's development programme.


Torrens University's Media Design School announced today that it has been accredited by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to its PlayStation First Academic Development Programme. Torrens is the second Australian education provider to be accepted into the programme, joining the Academy of Interactive Entertainment which was accepted back in 2013.

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Inclusion in the programme means education providers will receive access to PlayStation 4 and Vita development kits, and "skills to code" for both platforms, according to a press release from Torrens today.

“This new endorsement from Sony PlayStation offers our students the opportunity to develop games for the PlayStation platform and is clear evidence of industry recognizing the quality of our programs of study," said Darryn Melrose, chief executive of the Media Design School.

Torrens' Media Design School New Zealand campus was accepted to the programme last year, which Melrose described as "a huge success," and led to the creation of a new games studio called Rainbite, formed last year with a group of third-year students from the course.

“For Australian students looking to spearhead games development at home and overseas, the new accreditation offers a great opportunity to create games for one of the world’s leading platforms," Melrose wrote.

Enrolments are currently open for the course commencing on June 5, 2017 in the Media Design School campuses in Sydney and Brisbane.

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