The Champlain Game Academy offers two intensive 12-day programs designed to explore what it will be like to study game development at the college level. Both programs are offered on the hillside campus of Champlain College in Vermont or in our synchronous virtual classroom using the college’s proven online learning methods.
Using the learning model of the acclaimed Champlain Game Studio, students in these programs will work side-by-side in a creative cohort that stresses the importance of teamwork and creative collaboration.
The 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 in the on-campus program 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. Students in the online program will have the opportunity to take part in planned online activities.
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