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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.

NEARLY SOLD OUT: Due to extremely high demand at iD Game Design & Development Academy held at UW, most courses are sold out. If the course you want is sold out (see course grid below), please check real-time availability for coding courses at nearby locations: UW Bothell, University of Puget Sound, or any of our other Washington locations.

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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 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