Teens:Academy for 3D Game Development
Learn Game Design using Maya® and the Unreal™ Game Engine
Teens are guided through the process of game design while using industry-standard game development tools. They create 3D immersive levels complete with terrains, materials, lighting and more. They also learn modeling and texture-mapping essentials by creating their own video game characters and environments – utilizing the same techniques that industry pros now use. And all students get the chance to load their character into the Unreal Engine™ and play in a professional game environment.
This academy includes curriculum from the following courses:
Week One: 3D Game Development – Level Design – Students build immersive virtual environments! They discover how to plan and design levels with the Unreal™ Development Kit (UDK), create architecture and environmental assets with Maya® and then make their levels shine with their own custom texture maps and lighting. A great way to learn the ins and outs of this professional game development tool.
Week Two: 3D Game Development – Character Design – Students master the basics of 3D modeling in Maya®. They create custom characters, build importable static meshes and work with sculpting to bring realism to the custom levels they create in the UDK. From simple low-poly modeling to high-resolution meshes, it’s covered.
What You’ll Learn: Academy for 3D Game Development
Digital Media Academy may slightly vary curriculum to better fit the needs/expertise level of a given class.
Who Should Attend: Academy for 3D Game DevelopmentAges 13–17 | Beginner – Advanced | No Previous Programming Experience Required
For teens serious about video games, and who want to pursue a career in game art and design. For anyone considering an artistic career, like 3D character artist or digital designer in the video game industry or someone interested in learning more about game design. For a more behind-the-scenes look at how games are made.
This academy also includes project-planning, critical-thinking and problem-solving activities. It’s a great experience for any tech-oriented problem-solver interested in high-level game development.
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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.
2014 Fees & Additional Options: Academy for 3D Game Development
|Tuition||$2,075||2 Weeks, Mon-Fri||Lunch not included|
|Lunch Plan (for non-residential students)||add $90 or $130*||2 Weeks, Mon-Fri||10 lunches|
|Residential Program – Dorm (shared room)||add $1050||2 Weeks, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Residential Program UCLA – Dorm (shared room)||add $1650||2 Weeks, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Residential Program Harvard – Hotel (shared room)||add $1650||2 Weeks, Sun-Fri (weekend add’l)||3 meals/day|
|Stanford Continuing Studies Credit||add $180||8 Quarter Units||NA|
*Depending on location.
To view all options, including weekend stays, visit our Options & Fees page.
2 Weeks | Ages 13–17 | Beg – Adv
|“DMA taught me so much in a week, I can now walk out of here and make a game.”
— Michael, Student