Minecraft™ Game Design
& Plugin Development
1 week • 9am-5pm
Teens • Ages 12-17
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Use Minecraft™ to Make Your Own Game
Learn to use Minecraft™ not just as a game, but as a game maker.
Work as a Team, and Try Different Project Roles
Take on the role of game designer, level designer, artist or programmer and bring your game to life.
Learn the Skills to Take a Game to Completion
Like a real game studio, use game-design docs, professional workflow and playtesting.
Customize Minecraft’s look and play to create your own game or world Adventure Map. Learn how to use resource packs and how to install and control plugins on local server that you can take home. You’ll work with three to five others who share your interest; together your team will bring a game to life. Each student plays a special role in the project, such as designer or programmer.
A WELL-BALANCED EXPERIENCE
At DMA, we realize that everybody needs time away from technology – especially teens. That’s why, along with lunch, DMA students enjoy two breaks each day, when they can hang out and socialize with new friends or take part in a wide range of recreational, team-based and character-building activities.
- Age: 12 – 17
- Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
- NoPrevious Game Design or Programming Experience Required
What You’ll Learn
- Use the Minecraft™ engine to create games
- The game design and development process
- Designing a complete and engaging game experience
- How to make games fun and playable
- Basics of object-oriented Java™ programming
- Software: Minecraft™, Adobe® Photoshop®, World Edit, MCEdit, and LearnToMod
What You’ll Create
- A new Minecraft™ Adventure Map, A Minecraft Server, Basic Minecraft Server Plugins
Required for this Course
IMPORTANT: All students are required to have an active Minecraft™ account for this course. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ at minecraft.net. Students need to bring their account login when they attend DMA.
Skills and Experience
- Game design and development
- Teamwork and collaborative project organization
- Product testing
- Project planning and development
- Learn creative problem-solving skills
- Understand the benefits of critical thinking
Instruction & Staff
7:1 STAFF RATIO
Our average student-to-staff ratio is 7:1 and in some cases, this ratio is even lower. DMA’s instructors include industry professionals, technology educators and talented upper-level university students who have a genuine passion for the subject and a demonstrated skill for teaching, mentoring and inspiring. Learn more about our outstanding teaching staff.
Project-Based & Personalized Instruction
DMA provides hands-on, project-based learning that accommodates a wide range of abilities. Most of our courses are for beginner through more advanced students. This, along with a very skilled instructional staff and low student-to-staff ratio, allows us to individualize lessons, customize the learning experience and offer plenty of personalized, one-on-one time for each student.
Mei H, Minecraft Game Design Student
|7:30 am||Enjoy a Healthy & Delicious Breakfast (For All overnight students and Stanford Extended Day Add-on Students)|
|9:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Learn & Understand)|
|10:30 am||Outdoor Break & Chill Time (Teen Meet & Greet)|
|11:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Application & Guided Practice)|
|12:00 pm||Enjoy Lunch (Meal Provided with Lunch Plan add on & Stanford Extended Day Plan Students Only)|
|1:00 pm||Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Create, Test, Evaluate & Improve)|
|2:30 pm||Outdoor Break & Chill Time (Teen Meet & Greet)|
|3:00 pm||Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Review & Share)|
|5:00 pm||Student Pick-up|
|6:00 pm||Dinner for Overnight Campers and Stanford Extended Day Students Only|
|7:00 pm||Supervised recreational activities include optional gaming tournaments, sports and movie nights. (In some cases, students can continue working on their projects.)|
|11:00 pm||Lights out for overnight campers|
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- Price: $1,195