iD Tech Camps has expanded the locations of its three Teen Academies: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy. The Academies are summer teen programs that provide students with immersive, project-based technology classes in the industry of their choice.
The idea is for teens to start building a portfolio of professional projects that they can use when applying for universities and internships. Teens also get a strong sense of their future career interests.
With the expansion of the Academy locations, teens can take their summer technology courses at prestigious universities such as Harvard, American University and Vassar College in addition to Stanford, MIT, Emory, Villanova, UW, Southern Methodist University and Lake Forest College. Having the programs held at university locations also gives teens a chance to scope out schools that they might be interested in eventually attending.
At each Academy, students ages 13-18 choose among several courses while using industry standard software. Students also get the chance to meet industry professionals and tour nearby studios.
- iD Gaming Academy game design courses include: 3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk® Maya®, Programming for Xbox 360®, and Level Design–Unreal® Development Kit.
- iD Programming Academy programming courses include: iPhone® and iPad® App Development, Google Android App Development, C++ and Robotics Engineering and Java™ Programming for the AP Exam.
- iD Visual Arts Academy filmmaking and photography courses include: Film Production–Final Cut Studio®, Film Production–Extreme Sports and Professional Photography.
Please see our teen academies page for more information on iD Teen Academy locations, courses, and registration.