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Game Development with Unity & VR

Teen One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Game Development with Unity & VR

Teen One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Create and Develop Immersive Experiences

Game design and development are undergoing significant changes as immersive experiences like virtual reality continue to push the boundaries of storytelling, games, and interactive experiences. Creating your own game or virtual reality experience in this course leaves students with a significant accomplishment is in this emerging field.

In this course, students learn the skills you need to create virtual reality games and experiences for your mobile phone or headset. Use the same tools to create an augmented reality story or game. Start creating the next Pokemon Go, or take your friends on an interactive tour of your favorite place. The possibilities are endless with such an immersive experience.

Learn the best ways to use the Unity game development engine and tackle the unique design challenges that arise when building for Virtual and Augmented Reality. You’ll learn how the game engine controls everything from moving platforms to artificial intelligence. Plus, you’ll explore the basics of C# programming.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Unity + Google VR SDK

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Unity + Google VR SDK

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Students must bring their own mobile device. iPhone: iPhone 6s or newer operating at least iOS 8. Android: version needs to be 4.1 or newer. This course uses GoogleVR for students to test their projects on a mobile device without using an expensive headset.

Previous experience with Unity is required.

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

  • 3D level design for VR games and experiences
  • Create, edit, and experience 3D environments
  • Program game mechanics using C#
  • Craft games or stories to be experienced in VR or AR
  • Concepts like geolocation and stereoscopic vision

What Students Create

  • A Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality game or experience

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 Unity game engine. Game Development with Unity & VR empowers students to use their creativity to design their own virtual world with the same products as the professionals! Students will spend the week learning how to use Unity to construct virtual environments or augmented experiences. You’ll be able to use your games and applications on your mobile phone, using mobile VR viewers like Google Cardboard. VR projects can also be enabled to work on headsets like the Oculus Rift.  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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need a mobile phone?

A relatively new Android or iOS phone is required.

What phones are compatible with Google Cardboard and VR glasses?

For a list of compatible phones, please check out this site.

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
12:00pm
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins
5:00pm
Pick-up Ends
5:00pm
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

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

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.

“Digital Media Academy showed me the basic fundamentals of crafting your very own game, and by the fourth day of learning I was able to create a 3D platformer.”

Rohan S.

Game Development with Unity & VR

Why Digital Media Academy?

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

The Best 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.