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  • iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at Emory University

    Summer Courses for Teens Ages 13-18

iD Game Design & Development Academy at Emory

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 Emory University in the Atlanta, GA area, we offer three distinct co-ed programs: iD Game Design & Development Academy and iD Programming Academy for teens ages 13-18, and iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17.

At select locations, we also offer 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 Emory University

We have chosen the Emory University campus to host our intensive summer teen camps in Georgia because it is home to nine major academic divisions, numerous centers for advanced study, and a host of prestigious affiliated institutions. Additionally, the state of Georgia is rapidly becoming an internationally recognized gaming hotspot. Both indie game studios and the largest independent game studio, Hi-Rez Studios of Alpharetta, GA, need top talent.

The iD Game Design & Development Academy is a one-of-a-kind offering for students seeking to get better at the art and science of game development. These Atlanta, GA summer camps are 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: Located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta in the tree-lined suburban neighborhood of Druid Hills, Emory University is positioned along the Clifton Corridor. These are ideal summer camps for the area near Atlanta. The campus is within walking distance to a small university town center, with restaurants, coffee shops and other local attractions. Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is located southwest of the city, approximately 25 minutes from Emory. We do not perform airport pick-ups, so if flying in, please make sure to make appropriate arrangements. Come check out our summer camps near Atlanta, Georgia!

Campus Info: Held at Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322

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

Testimonials from Emory University

  • "This was an awesome camp for my son. The camp counselors were the best of all!"
    - Dominique S., Parent, Emory iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "I felt my son was safe, and in willing and capable hands the entire time at camp."
    - Leah N., Parent, Emory iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "My son had an awesome time - his instructor was amazing and great at multitasking. I felt very comfortable with the staff and setting."
    - Lori K., Parent, Emory iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "The camp director provided excellent supervision and motivation for my boys."
    - Sarah C., Parent, Emory iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "Being a six year veteran of iD Tech Camps, my experience this year at iD Gaming Academy proved to be amazing as well. My time at the Academy really put me further in touch with career options in gaming."
    - Patricia H., Student, Emory iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "The staff is awesome! Everyone is nice and easy to talk to ... good idea putting this staff together."
    - Andrew C., Student, Emory iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This was the most fun I have had in a long while."
    - Da K., Student, Emory iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "I had lots of fun at the iD Game Design & Development Academy and am looking forward to returning next year. The instructors made the experience very enjoyable."
    - Matthew P., Student, Emory iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "All of the instructors and the camp director were wonderful and helpful. They made camp extremely fun and provided great guidance."
    - Erby F., Student, Emory iD Game Design & Development Academy