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Game Programming for VR & AR

Teen One-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Design and Code Your Own AR or VR Experience

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are quickly becoming a great way to tell stories, interact with others, and play games. In this course, learn the skills you need to create virtual reality games and experiences for your mobile phone or headset. Or, 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 12-17
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)
Hardware + Software: Unity, Google VR SDK


Basic understanding of algebra is strongly recommended and previous experience with Unity or programming is helpful (though not required) due to the fast-paced nature of this course. This course uses GoogleVR SDK which allows students to test their projects on a mobile device without using an expensive headset.

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

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

What Students Create

• Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality game or experience.

Learn even more in the VR & Game Design Academy. Learn more →

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. VR Game Programming helps students expand 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 easily be enabled to work on headsets like the Oculus Rift.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, DMA 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.

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. VR Game Programming helps students expand 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 easily be enabled to work on headsets like the Oculus Rift.

What Students Learn

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

What Students Create

• Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality game or experience.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA 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.

What Students Learn

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

What Students Create

• Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality game or experience.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA 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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Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

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 Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with DMA 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 $75/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

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

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

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

Rohan S.
Game Programming for VR & AR

The DMA Promise

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

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

Will I need a mobile phone?

A relatively new Android or iOS phone is HIGHLY recommended.

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