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    Game Design Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Design, Computer Science, Game Design
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Rider University’s Game Design Academy introduces high school students to the skills and tools used to develop digital games in a professional creative environment. Students will work with industry-standard software and learn the basics of digital design and game logic programming.

    During the one-week session, students will work through the complete process of developing a playable game that can be shared with family and friends. Concepts in system design, digital art and interaction design will be learned through hands-on creation. Program Highlights: Work hands-on in Rider University’s newly created Game Production Lab Explore production with the latest industry-standard software and hardware. Develop a better understanding of game analysis Gain experience with graphic design tools and basic interactive programming Learn about the relationships between interactive design systems in game production Explore Rider University’s B.A. in Game and Interactive Media Design and discuss career opportunities in the field Preview college living and prepare for undergraduate life. Stay in a college dorm and participate in campus activities. 

    Enrichment programs are non-credit bearing, however regular attendance and completed assignments are expected. Students are evaluated by the same academic standards and procedures as Rider University undergraduates.