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    Champlain Game Academy & Advanced Game Academy

    Champlain Game Academy & Advanced Game Academy

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Design, Game Design, Coding
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (802) 651-5810
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    Overview

    The Champlain Game Academy offers two intensive residential pre-college programs for high school students in grades 10-12 and recent high school graduates. Our programs are designed to explore what it's like to study game development in college while learning how to make games. Students in these programs will work in a creative cohort that stresses the importance of teamwork and creative collaboration.

    Our curriculum is modeled on the collaborative approach of The Game Studio cohort at Champlain College. Students will have the opportunity to focus on their areas of special interest and, with the instruction of industry professionals, will finish the Academy by co-creating a finished portion of a game.

    Champlain Game Academy introduces high school students to all aspects of game development including game design, game art and animation, programming, sound, testing and production. Students will gain real-world experience by working as a development team that works together across all game development disciplines to build original game projects. At the end of the Academy, students will have a full understanding of the behind-the-scenes operations of the world's professional game studios.

    The Advanced Game Academy explores the field of game development at an advanced level. Building off of the curriculum of the level one program, this course offers students the opportunity to focus more specifically on one particular aspect of game development. Students learn advanced skills through higher level classes and work closely with faculty to develop a more advanced game prototype that can be used in a portfolio for college applications! By enrolling in this course students are able to build more knowledge and experience, becoming that much more prepared for college level courses. (Prerequisite: completion of The Champlain Game Academy)

    The program offers some time each day for students to relax with new friends. Students  can get outside and enjoy green space on campus, enjoy a movie night or a game tournament and enjoy a day trip to Mt. Philo State Park. 

    In the Champlain Game Academies students will:

    • Gain experience in all aspects of game development, from game design and game art to game programming and game sound production
    • Get a head start on building their portfolio
    • Experience what it is like to study game development in college
    • Develop a working game prototype
    • Learn new skills and work collaboratively with other students who are also passionate about game development
    • Get a head start on building their portfolio 

    Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, Champlain College's Pre-College Summer Programs provide students with a robust learning environment and the opportunity to make new connections with peers and faculty who have shared interests. (Space is limited.)

     

    Cost and Session Information

    PROGRAM DATES: 

    Champlain Game Academy, Level 1:  July 10 - 21, 2023 OR July 24 - August 4, 2023

    Advanced Game Academy, Level 2:  July 24 - August 4, 2023 (Prerequisite: completion of Level 1)

    PROGRAM FEE:  $4,500. This all-inclusive package includes:

    • Instruction
    • Class and lab materials
    • On-campus housing (Sheets, blankets, and pillows with pillowcases included)
    • All meals
    • Use of professional equipment and facilities
    • On-campus social and recreational activities 
    • Transportation to and from field trips and outings
    • Program t-shirt