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    University of Rochester Pre-College: Intro to Video Game Design

    University of Rochester Pre-College: Intro to Video Game Design


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Filmmaking and Digital Media, Game Design, Coding
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    If you have a passion for a certain subject and would like to explore it before college, here is your chance to do so—with one of the world's leading research universities. The University of Rochester Pre-College Online Program offers courses designed for high school students ages 13 and up. Intro. to Video Game Design offers the opportunity to learn what it takes to design your favorite games while helping you decide if this is a field you want to persue!

    Ever wondered what it takes to customize your own video game? In this course, you’ll do just that. Discover how digital games are built and the skills game designers and developers use. Learn the art of storytelling and the techniques used to embed puzzles, action-adventure, and drama. See interviews with top game designers and explore careers in the field. If you are a committed gamer, a tech wiz, or someone who is intrigued with design, this course is a must.

    Topics covered in this course offer a good background for those thinking about pursuing a future in video game design and digital media.

    3 Learning advantages designed for you:

    1. Flexible Learning: Classes are 100% online asynchronous instruction that works with your schedule. 
    2. Mentoring: You’ll receive guidance from a mentor who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience. 
    3. Final Project: The course culminates with a final project that customizing a templated video game, incorporating your own visual design and storytelling utilizing GameMaker Studio 2.