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  • iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at Villanova

    Summer Courses for Teens Ages 13-18

Tour Island Officials this Summer

Students attending iD Game Design & Development Academy held at Villanova will have the unique opportunity to tour Island Officials, a dynamic game, web, and app development studio. Interact with industry pros and gain a competitive edge!

Please Note: Academy tours and speakers vary by session and are subject to change.

iD Game Design & Development Academy at Villanova

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 Villanova University in the Philadelphia area, 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.

At select locations, we also offer 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.

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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 Villanova University

We have chosen the Villanova University campus to host our intensive summer teen camps in the Philadelphia area because it has one of the country's top engineering educational programs. Consistently ranked the #1 "Best College" in the North by U.S. News and World Report, Villanova is a comprehensive Roman Catholic institution that welcomes students of all faiths and offers a wide variety of degree programs through its four colleges.

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: Philadelphia International Airport is located 25 minutes from our Villanova, PA summer camps, making Villanova an excellent option for our multiple Northeast summer computer camps. The campus is also directly accessible by train. Come check out our Pennsylvania summer camps!

Campus Info: Held at Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085

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 Villanova University

  • "I wish I had known about this sooner. I would have signed my son up when he was 13 and every year after that. It is a great experience for my child and it helped him decide what he wanted to do in his future."
    - James P., Parent, Villanova iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "Thanks for the great experience. This definitely helped my son in trying to figure out what he wants to do in the future.
    - Pete D., Parent, Villanova iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "Thank you so much. The staff who manage the program are wonderful."
    - Aimee R., Parent, Villanova iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "My son really enjoyed modeling; this was his fourth summer at iD Game Design & Development Academy, taking different classes each time; he is still learning new things." -David S., Parent
    - , Villanova iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "Thank you for encouraging my son to continue on the path he wishes to follow for his future career. I also appreciate the discussions he had with the staff in regards to colleges, and how to work towards getting into them."
    - Rebecca R., Parent, Villanova iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "I've been to the academy twice before, and it was great as always."
    - Andrew K., Student, Villanova iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This camp has been the perfect combination of work and fun. I feel like I now have a really good understanding of Maya. Yet, I had a fun and awesome experience at the same time. I met a lot of great people and the staff was great. I hope to do it again next year!"
    - Lucas E., Student, Villanova iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "I loved the counselors - they were great and taught me a ton. I can't wait to come again."
    - Jacob N., Student, Villanova iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This was an excellent program! I learned so much in such a short time and made some good friends in the process. There wasn't a day that went by without a laugh and a memory. Epic two weeks."
    - James P., Student, Villanova iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "Great time...the instructors were amazing and the jokes we shared were great. The staff made the whole experience."
    - Toby L., Student, Villanova iD Game Design & Development Academy