Made By Girls: Adventures in Game Design

Made By Girls: Adventures in Game Design

Design. Create. Game.

Showcase your personality by creating a game that’s as unique as yourself. Learn how to bring your ideas and stories to life. Discover the immersive world of game development and learn key game design principles including game theory, character creation, digital storytelling, and publishing. You’ll be able to build and customize game elements using Adobe® Photoshop® and practice problem solving and designing creative solutions in a supportive community of burgeoning designers. At the end of the week, you can take your creation home to share with friends and family. Find this camp near you >>

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Course Details

Learn everything you need to know about Made By Girls: Adventures in Game Design.

Program Info

Ages: 8 – 12
Hours: 9am – 5pm
One-Week

Hardware + Software

Apple Computers
GameSalad
Adobe Photoshop
iPad or iPhone*

Learning Outcomes

You’ll learn game design principles using GameSalad and Adobe Photoshop.

What You Create

Each student will create their own playable video game.

*iPhone and iPads are not provided or required and must be brought from home if desired. DMA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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Skills + Experience

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

Adventures in Game Design

Girls who have taken our programming courses told us they want more game design, so more game design it is! This course offers a great introduction to the principles of game design including interactive storytelling, character creation, and publishing. Our hands-on, design thinking approach encourages students to unleash their inner designer as well as work collaboratively with other students as they create mobile video games that can be uploaded onto an iPhone or iPad.

The Made By Girls Experience

DMA’s Made By Girls program offers a unique learning experience designed to introduce girls to STEM learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. MBG is powered by a dynamic group of role models including educators, industry leaders, and creators, who inspire our students to build both 21st century skills and confidence.

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All DMA Online courses are $20 off in honor of Computer Science Education Week, going on now until December 12th. Whether you are preparing for a week at camp, looking to extend your knowledge, or trying to discover new interests, DMA Online provides the perfect self-paced experience for independent learners.But that’s not all – This year we also created a fun coding activity for you to try out at home and get to know the Processing programming language, right in your internet browser!

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Find This Camp Near You

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I loved making a whole game and actually understanding it and getting to play it in the end!

Megan

Made By Girls student

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Camp Overview

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

Sample Camp Day

8:00 am Drop-Off
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 & 9:00am
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
10:30 am Morning Break + Chill
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
12:00pm Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan, available at select locations
1:00 pm Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
2:30 pm Afternoon Break + Chill
3:00 pm Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
5:00 pm Student Pick-up
Running late? No problem. Pick up as late as 5:30pm

Tuition Includes

Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Made by Girls camp t-shirt
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Add-Ons Available at Checkout

+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.

*Meals available at select locations

The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to have any experience to take this course?

No experience required! This course is a great introduction to the world of game development.

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