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  • iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at UW Seattle

    Summer Courses for Teens Ages 13-18

iD Game Design & Development Academy Held at UW

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 UW Seattle, 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.

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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

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 University of Washington, Seattle

We have chosen the University of Washington campus to host our intensive summer teen camps in Washington because of its strong academic standing - ranked 41st among "national universities" by the U.S. News & World Report and recognized faculty, research contributions, and public service.

As part of the full university experience, students will eat in the campus dining halls and sleep in real dorms. All meals are included. Additionally, the iD Game Design & Development Academy held at the University of Washington will be taking an off-site excursion to a real game development studio.

General Location: Our Seattle, WA camps are located about 25 minutes away from SEA-TAC Airport , making the school an easily accessible option for teen overnight camp students.

Campus Info: Held at University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

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 University of Washington, Seattle

  • "This was a life changing experience for our grandson. Thank you!"
    - Sandra D., Parent, University of Washington iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This is Charlie's 5th Gaming Academy experience and each has been fantastic and exceeded all expectations!"
    - Liz L., Parent, University of Washington iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "Great Camp! Our son really enjoyed the experience and is excited to keep learning."
    - Gene F., Parent, University of Washington iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "Thank you so much for allowing my son to grow, not just with gaming, but socially as well!"
    - Leslie L., Parent, University of Washington iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "The instruction was of very high quality allowing students to create impressive products during the camp session. Great mix of computing with social friendship building. As parents, we appreciated the very helpful and approachable staff and the posted pictures on-line for us to feel like we are part of the fun. Well Done!"
    - Russell N., Parent, University of Washington iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This camp was great! I really enjoyed making things and talking with others that had similar interests."
    - Claire N., Student, University of Washington iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "This camp was freaking awesome! I really enjoyed the experience and would like to come back again, and will suggest the camp to many of my friends."
    - Max H., Student, University of Washington iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "The course had a lot to teach and did it really well. Not only did it teach you a lot you also had a lot of fun. Having done other gaming camps in the past, iD has always been a giant step up from those other camps and something I'd love to do again in the future."
    - David M., Student, University of Washington iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "The experience was very enjoyable and I really think I'll come next year to have just as much fun."
    - Vincent F., Student, University of Washington iD Game Design & Development Academy
  • "The camp was really fun and something I would do again. The classes were well designed and the teachers knew what they were doing."
    - David M., Student, University of Washington iD Game Design & Development Academy