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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.

Registration for our Summer 2017 season opens November 1. Add to Calendar >

iD Game Design & Development Academy Program Details

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

At iD Game Design & Development Academy, we offer 2-week, intensive programs covering game development, game programming, level design, and 3D modeling. Courses are for beginner to advanced teens ages 13-18. Work with industry-standard applications like Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Unreal Engine, and more. At our video game camp for teens, you’ll learn from elite faculty, create your own game development portfolio, gain Industry Insights, meet new friends, and get a taste of the collegiate lifestyle. This summer, pursue your talents and passions, and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond.

  • Choose from game design camps, 3D modeling & animation courses, 3D level design classes, and more, designed to prepare you for college and your dream career (View all courses at this location)
  • Work with professional software from industry leaders including Microsoft, Autodesk, and Unity
  • Learn from qualified, adult faculty in small, personalized classes of 8 students maximum, guaranteed
  • Gain Industry Insights and interact with gaming professionals
  • Show off your gaming skills in LAN tournaments (after instructional time)
  • Graduate with an online portfolio
  • Receive an (optional) Official Transcript with Continuing Education Units
  • Win GUNNAR Advanced Gaming Eyewear glasses at each session
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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.