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    CIEE High School Summer in Kyoto, Japan: Video Game Design

    CIEE High School Summer in Kyoto, Japan: Video Game Design


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Japan
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Power up your imagination for video games in the ancient capital of Japan. Enter the various levels of the gaming world in Kyoto. Through hands-on classes, get an inside look at how video games are made. In just three weeks, learn the basics of storyboarding, coding, and animation. Then, create a prototype for a new video game and present it to a panel of industry experts!

    Meet engineers and designers from Nintendo and Capcom. Tour video game schools, like the Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies, and studios, like Chuhai Labs, to get feedback on your project. Understand the processes of good game design and how experts leverage programming tools to make the best games. Discover the incredible landmarks of Kyoto, like the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, the Kiyomiszu Temple, and Nijo Castle; shop in vibrant downtown markets; and meet local teens, too. On excursions, travel to Arashiyama to see the breathtaking bamboo forest and visit Nara, famous for its deer park. In Kyoto, you’ll experience first-hand the process of creating video games and immerse yourself in the traditions of the gaming capital of the world.

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