VR Game Programming
Design. Code. Play.
Create your own video games and virtual worlds. Discover how to make fun and engaging worlds that can be explored on a PC, phone, tablet, or with the Oculus Rift, a hardware platform consisting of a headset and earphones that allows people to experience virtual reality.
Learn the best ways to use the Unity® game development engine and tackle the unique design challenges that arise when building for Virtual Reality. You’ll learn how the game engine controls everything from moving platforms to artificial intelligence. Plus, you’ll explore the basics of game scripting, so you control every aspect of the game. Find this camp near you >>
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.
Learn everything you need to know about VR Game Programming.
Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Lab Fee: $75
Hardware + Software
Unity Game Engine
Google VR SDK
You’ll learn how to create a game for VR, including basic C# scripting and 3D level design.
What You Create
Each student will create a playable game level for virtual reality or PC.
Skills + Experience
Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.
Learn 3D Modeling + Design
Our 3D Modeling + Design camps prepare students with the skills they will need working in a professional 3D modeling, animation, and design environment. 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 about Unity, the game engine that control everything from moving platforms to artificial intelligence. You’ll not only be able to export your games to Oculus Rift, you’ll also take home a Google Cardboard, a portable VR viewer that can be used with your phone to view the worlds you create!
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.
Find This Camp Near You
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.
Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.
Sample Camp Day
|9:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
|10:30 am||Morning Break + Chill
|11:00 am||Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
|12:00 pm||Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan 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|
Extend your camp day by adding Overnight Housing at checkout!
✓ Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
✓ Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Digital Media Academy 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.
+ Overnight Housing: Stay on campus Sunday to Friday – includes all meals.*
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area.*
Upgrade to the VR & Game Design Academy
Learn the fundamentals and dive into more advanced topics! Academy camps combine two complementary courses to provide students with an immersive two-week experience.
The DMA Difference
Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.
Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.
Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.
Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.
Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Oculus Rift?
The Oculus Rift is a hardware platform that allows people to experience “virtual” (in this case, computer-generated) reality. The hardware consists of a headset and earphones. When worn, it immerses the wearer in a 3D world.
What is Google Cardboard?
Google Cardboard is a low-cost, open-source framework for constructing a simple viewer that lets anyone view virtual reality using their mobile phone. Students taking this course will receive a special DMA version of the Google Cardboard, which they can take home.
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