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  • iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at UNC-Chapel Hill

    Summer Courses for Teens Ages 13-18

iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at UNC-Chapel Hill

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 UNC-Chapel Hill, 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.

NEARLY SOLD OUT: Due to extremely high demand for this program at UNC-Chapel Hill, most courses are sold out. If the course you want is sold out (see course grid below), please check real-time availability for game design and development courses at nearby NC State or any of our other North Carolina locations.

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 UNC-Chapel Hill

While the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is a public university—ranked 5th in the nation for the 14th consecutive year by the U.S. News & World Report—the school is recognized as a "Public Ivy," or an institution that is said to offer an Ivy League experience at the investment of a public university. There are nearly 30,000 students on campus, comprised mostly of 19,000 undergraduate students. Known for being the first public university in the nation, UNC-Chapel Hill has been providing high-quality education since 1795.

iD Game Design and Development Academy held at UNC-Chapel Hill is perfect for high school students ages 13-18 who want to learn game programming, development, design, and more in an engaged, immersive atmosphere. As part of the full university experience, students will eat in the campus dining halls and sleep in real dorms. All meals are included. Come explore campus and experience our Chapel Hill, NC summer camps!

Campus Info: Held at UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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