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  • iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at Vassar College

    Summer Courses for Teens Ages 13-18

iD Game Design & Development Academy at Vassar

Due to construction, iD Game Design & Development Academy will not be held at Vassar College for Summer 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to consider our nearby game design camps held at SUNY New Paltz.

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 Vassar College

We've chosen to host our teen academic gaming camps at Vassar College because of its highly respected academic reputation and its ideal location in New York's Hudson Valley. Vassar's historic campus dates back to 1851 and offers the benefit of sprawling, wooded grounds with the convenience of nearby big cities and airports. As students learn rigorous game development curriculum, they also live on campus and eat in the dining halls, giving them an enlightening pre-college experience. 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. 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: Our Poughkeepsie, NY camps are centrally located in New York's Hudson Valley, easily accessible from both Boston and New York City. Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York, is a short 35 minutes from Poughkeepsie, making the campus an excellent option for out-of-town students considering a multi-week summer program in the Northeast.

Campus Info: Held at Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

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 Vassar College

  • "Great Job! Very well organized, and the kids loved it."
    - Tony M., Parent, Vassar College iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "You guys are great! Thanks for another great summer session!"
    - Chris B., Parent, Vassar College iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This is our second year at id tech and we are looking forward to next year! Awesome job, professional staff, Thank you!"
    - Leah M., Parent, Vassar College iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "It was great to hear Jacques when he called home because we could clearly see how much he was enjoying the experience!"
    - Manon T., Parent, Vassar College iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "A great experience for my son. Thrilled he did it."
    - Cheryl G., Parent, Vassar College iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "I absolutely LOVED the academy!! It blew any other camps I've been to out of the water! I never want to leave and I will definitely be back!"
    - Justin H., Student, Vassar College iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "Wacko and Pirate King were without a doubt the best instructors I have ever had, and the experience is definitely the best experience of a summer camp ever and I will, without a doubt, beg my parental units to bring me here again next year."
    - Elijah J., Student, Vassar College iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "Really fun at the ID Gaming Academy, I hung out with some guys with some of the same interests and learned some new things, and I got help with my college portfolio. It was really worth the two weeks I had spent here."
    - Blaise D., Student, Vassar College iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This was hands-down, the most unique and enjoyable camp I've ever had the pleasure of attending. The staff was amazing, and the software was top notch."
    - Hunter A., Student, Vassar College iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This camp is the perfect way to get a head start on your video game developer career."
    - Sean D., Student, Vassar College iD Game Design & Development Academy