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VR & AR App Design with Unity & Oculus

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

VR & AR App Design with Unity

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: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (One-Week)

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

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

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.

What Students Learn

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 & AR App Design & with Unity & Oculus 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.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know VR & AR App Design with Unity & Oculus 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

Will I need a mobile phone?

A relatively new Android or iOS phone is HIGHLY recommended.

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

Make things easy and 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.

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 $405/weekend at select locations.

“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

Why Digital Media Academy?

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.

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