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Online Game Design for Teens

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Our online Game Design Modules for Teens will teach the building blocks of game development including coding, level design, and game audio creation. Students will learn from industry professionals to use professional tools and apply the technical and artistic skills they gain in order to create their own fun and engaging game experiences.

This experience consists of 6 hour modules (three modules offered in this discipline) which can be completed either after school or on Saturdays. If teens are taking the module after school, each module runs for one week. Saturday programs, each module run for four consecutive Saturdays.  Students may enroll in all three modules or select and complete individual modules (students are not required to complete one module to attend the next).

Schedule Options

 

For each module, there are two schedule options:

Option 1:
• One week for each module
• Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST or PST

OR

Option 2:
• Four consecutive Saturdays for each module
• 
Saturday at 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m EST or PST

Tuition: $300 USD for each module

Module One: Beginning Game Development & Programming
A complete beginner’s introduction to programming a game using a professional game engine.

This module will teach students with no coding experience the basics of  programming and core concepts used to build a real video game. Students will be taught to program a simple 2D game in GDScript – a simple but professional scripting language that is similar to the widely used Python language.

Module Two: Beginner Level Design
A beginner’s guide to making a fun and visually appealing level.

In this module, students will learn the basic art and science of level design. Students will craft their own fun level for a game and learn how to create an atmosphere that tells a story using art, color, lighting, and sound effects. This module is perfect for future game designers, artists, and storytellers.

Module Three: Beginner Game Audio
A beginner’s guide to making your own music and sound effects for games.

In this module, students will learn the basics of music composition and sound design. They will then use that knowledge to create and add their own custom audio to a game. Students will learn to use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to create music in their own style. No musical background or instruments required.

Dates

 

Weekday Programs

Module One (Weekday)
• November 2 – November 5, 2020
• November 30 – December 3, 2020

Module Two (Weekday)
• November 9 – November 13, 2020
• December 7 – December 10, 2020

Module Three (Weekday)
• November 16 – November 19, 2020
• December 14  – December 17, 2020

 

Saturday Programs

Module One (Saturday)
• September 26 – October 17, 2020

Module Two (Saturday)
• October 24 – November 14, 2020

Module Three (Saturday)
• November 21 – December 19, 2020