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  • iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at UC Irvine

    Summer Courses for Teens Ages 13-18

iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at UC Irvine

In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. Today, we’re the number #1 tech camp on the planet, with summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 150 prestigious campuses nationwide. At UC Irvine, we offer two distinct co-ed programs: iD Game Design & Development Academy for teens ages 13-18 and iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17.

Program options at other locations include iD Programming Academy, Alexa Café, and iD Tech Mini. Across all programs, you'll experience personalized learning with a maximum of 8 students per instructor, and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, and Microsoft. Innovative courses. Your pace. Your internalDrive.

iD Game Design & Development Academy Program Details

Co-ed | 2 Weeks | Intensive, Pre-College | Video Game Design and Development, Level Design, 3D Modeling & Animation

Turn your love of video games into a dynamic—and lucrative—career. At this intensive game design and development program, you’ll receive elite instruction in a collegiate setting, interact with industry pros, and network with peers. Equipped with an impressive portfolio and two weeks of insider experience, you’ll graduate well-prepared to break into the gaming industry.

  • Innovate like a pro with industry-standard tools from Adobe, Autodesk, Dremel, Microsoft, Unreal Engine, and more
  • Learn from experienced faculty recruited from top universities like Stanford, MIT, and Caltech
  • Show off your skills during LAN gaming tournaments
  • Graduate with an online portfolio
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About UC Irvine

While we have held Irvine summer camps at UCI for many years, this is our 1st season offering iD Game Design & Development Academy at this location! The campus is full of gorgeous trees and lush landscaping, creating a serene, park-like setting. UCI is perfect for an intense week of indoor learning and outdoor fun in the sun, making it the ideal camp destination!

UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation, and ranks 10th among public universities. Once a quiet and sunny getaway for LA locals, the city of Irvine has blossomed into a booming metropolis with nearby Newport Beach and the presence of a fast-paced business community.

The iD Game Design & Development Academy is a one-of-a-kind offering for students seeking to get immersed in the art and science of game development. The program is intended for high-school-aged students ages 13-18. As part of the full university experience, students will eat in the campus dining halls and sleep in real dorms. All meals are included.

General Location: John Wayne Airport Airport is located less than 10 minutes away, making UC Irvine an excellent option for our overnight game design & development camps for teens.

Campus Info: Held at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697

Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.