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  • iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at Texas Christian

    Summer Courses for Teens Ages 13-18

iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at TCU

Important update: iD Game Design & Development Academy will no longer be held at TCU for Summer 2016. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and we encourage you to consider one of our other Texas summer camp locations.

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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 Texas Christian University

We have chosen Texas Christian University to host our summer teen camps in the Dallas area because of the school's reputation as a top national institution - as recognized by the U.S. News and World Report. Located specifically in Fort Worth, and founded in 1873, TCU is a private university that boasts a vibrant academic community composed of new and updated facilities. The University encourages discovery, leadership and creativity through a "culture that enables the search for meaning and success" - making it the perfect Texas summer camp location. Come check out our 2011 summer camps held at TCU! TCU is the perfect Overnight Camp option amongst our multiple summer camps in Texas-come check out our Fort Worth summer camps!

The iD Game Design & Development Academy held at Texas Christian University 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: If you are flying into the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, our summer programs at TCU are only a short 25 miles away; Love Field Airport is only 35 miles from campus.

Campus Info: Held at Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX 76129

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 Texas Christian University

  • "My son really had a great time and learned a lot. I am very happy that he had such a great experience."
    - Andrea T., Parent, TCU iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This was an outstanding experience for my son. I'm truly impressed with the involvement and the educational experience. Thank you for this opportunity."
    - Tiffeni M., Parent, TCU iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "I was very impressed by the enthusiasm of the staff and the students. I was blown away by my student's desire and interest in the program. I'm looking forward to my son attending another of these programs in the near future."
    - Gloria P., Parent, TCU iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "I appreciate that my daughter enjoyed a very positive, pleasurable and educational experience with a group of able and enthusiastic instructors. Thank you very much."
    - Erika W., Parent, TCU iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of the staff, who achieved this while still maintaining a fun environment!"
    - Andrea R., Parent, TCU iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This is one of the best programs I have ever attended. The experiences were outstanding and will prove helpful in life."
    - Carlton M., Student, TCU iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "The staff is funny and nice, as well as helpful during instruction. The tech that we use is top notch and I couldn't ask for anything better."
    - Nolan A., Student, TCU iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This gaming academy was awesome! I'll probably go to another one in the future."
    - Samantha M., Student, TCU iD Game Design & Development Academy