Kids: Adventures in Programming
Learn Basic Computer Programming with the Award-winning Alice© and get an Introduction to Java™ with Greenfoot
Discover how to create and program video games and develop animations using Alice©, the award-winning graphical programming tool based on Java™. Alice© was developed by the Carnegie Mellon Institute to teach kids basic computer-programming concepts in a simple, straightforward and fun way.
The Alice© object-oriented programming environment enables students to place pre-made objects within a pre-made environment and quickly see how their animations and programs run. This course helps young minds grasp the concepts of programming and offers a basic introduction to programming in a creative and collaborative environment.
Students in this class will also get an introduction to Java™ programming, using the critically acclaimed Greenfoot software. Greenfoot is a simple-to-use IDE (Intergrated Development Environment) for Java™. Developed by the University of Kent, this software provides a simple introduction to the basics of Java™.
What You’ll Learn: Adventures in Programming
|Course Content||Software Used|
|• Introduction to programming
• Programming events & methods
• Programming games & animations
• Introduction to 2D & 3D space and 2D & 3D game creation
• Basic Java™ programming
Digital Media Academy may slightly vary curriculum to better fit the needs/expertise level of a given class.
Who Should Attend: Adventures in Programming
Ages 10–12 | Beginner – Advanced | No Programming or Game-Development Experience Required
This course is designed for young aspiring programmers or those interested in learning more about video games and the process behind their creation. The experience is also great for kids who love creating things with digital media and want to learn more about programming.
Kids learn the fundamentals of coding syntax and style using Greenfoot in a fun, easy-to-use environment. Greenfoot is visual and interactive, so even though students are writing code, they will be able to see the fruits of their labor immediately.
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Questions about a course or additional weeks at DMA? Ready to register? Please call 866.656.3342 for more information and to speak with a Guest Experience Representative.
Fees & Additional Options: Adventures in Programming
|Tuition (base price)||$865||1 Week, Mon-Fri||Lunch not included|
|Lunch Plan (for non-residential students)||add $45 or $65*||1 Week, Mon-Fri||5 lunches|
|Residential Program – Stanford Only||add $510||1 Week, Sun-Fri||3 meals/day|
|Extended Day – Student Program (7:30am-7:00pm)||add $195||1 Week, Mon-Fri||3 meals/day|
*Depending on location.
To view all options, including weekend stays, visit our Options & Fees page.
1 Week | Ages 10–12 | Beg – Adv
|“You learn while having fun at DMA.”
— Nikita, DMA Programming Student