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Game Design with Unity

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Game Design with Unity

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Design and Code Your Own Game

At the beginning of the week, students will practice using the Unity editor to create levels and environments, program mechanics in C# and create a few guided projects. At the end of the week, students will work together or independently to create their own game with assets and mechanics of their choice.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Unity, Visual Studio

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Unity, Visual Studio

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

Skill: Beginning – Advanced: Good for students at all experience levels

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The power of programming as a tool
  • Syntax and how it is interpreted
  • Game Design processes
  • How to create clear, readable, and efficient code
  • How to troubleshoot errors and solve logical problems

What Students Create

  • Two guided projects: Flappy Bird and a space shooter
  • One independent project
  • Several Unity 3D environments and Scripts

More About This Course

Our Game Design courses teach students how to create their own video games. They’ll design levels, characters, and full games using tools such as the Unreal or Unity game engines. The Game Design with Unity class goes in-depth in game design fundamentals, teaching students how to design, code, and improve their 2D or 3D games. They’ll be responsible for every aspect of their game as they manage assets and take feedback based on user playtesting until they have their very own game, playable on a PC or mobile device.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Game Design with Unity even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do students need Unity for downloaded for course?

No. DMA will have Unity available for students when they arrive at camp, however it is free to download, so if they’d like, students can get familiar with the software prior to camp or continue using it after! Download Unity online for free!

Is programming experience required for this course?

This course is designed for those with no programming experience, however, being comfortable with algebra is a good benchmark for being able to tackle the course. If you take some time to try out Unity ahead of time, that will also make it easier to tackle the challenges.

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.

08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Completion

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $68/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $675/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $405/weekend at select locations.

“Working with Unity was a blast. It made the DMA camp awesome, fun and a great learning experience!”

Quentin C.

Game Design with Unity

Why Digital Media Academy?

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Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

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