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Intro to Game Design with Unity

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Intro to Game Design with Unity

One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Design and Code Your Own Game

At Digital Media Academy, our goal is to empower students to become creators of digital media rather than just consumers. Everyone loves a good game and creating those games is more exciting than ever for our students.

Unity is the primary framework used to develop most of the video games people play today. 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.

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

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

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

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Unity and 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

About Game Design Courses

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 Intro to Game Design with Unity course 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. Explore more game design courses.

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.

Learn More About This Course

Learn more about Intro to Game Design with Unity 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. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 you’ll receive full credit for Summer 2021. Terms.
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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 Upgrades

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

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“Working with Unity was a blast. It made Digital Media Academy awesome, fun and a great learning experience!”

Quentin C.

Intro to Game Design with Unity

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Passionate Staff

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

A 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, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

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