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iD Game Design & Development Academy for Teens

Ages 13–18

An intensive two-week immersion in the video game industry

Your teen's love of video games could turn into a dynamic—and lucrative—career. At this intensive game design and development program, students receive elite instruction in an inspiring university setting, interact with industry pros, and network with peers.

Whether your teen dreams of becoming a level designer at EA or Ubisoft, or wants to code and produce their own indie game, they'll leave the academy with an impressive portfolio and the skills needed to break into the gaming industry.

iD Game Design & Development Academy Locations

Two-week overnight programs held at select universities nationwide

  • California - Northern
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SAN JOSE: SJC (18 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 25 mins public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (22 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      OAKLAND: OAK (31 miles, 45 mins by car, 2 hr 20 mins public transit)

      Palo Alto, CA
  • California - Southern
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SANTA ANA: SNA (3 miles, 10 mins by car, 25 mins public transit)

      LOS ANGELES: LAX (42 miles, 40 mins by car, 4 hr public transit)

      Irvine, CA
  • Georgia
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      ATLANTA: ATL (15 miles, 22 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      Atlanta, GA
  • Illinois
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      CHICAGO: ORD (26 miles, 40 mins by car, 2 hrs 10 mins public transit)

      CHICAGO: MDW (42 miles, 1 hr by car, 2 hrs 20 mins public transit)

      Lake Forest, IL
  • Massachusetts
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      BOSTON: BOS (9 miles, 20 mins by car, 43 mins public transit)

      Cambridge, MA
  • New York
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Day Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Day Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      NEW YORK: JFK (17 miles, 50 mins by car, 1 hour 10 mins by public transit)

      NEW YORK: LGA (12 miles, 35 mins by car, 51 mins by public transit)

      NEWARK: EWR (19 miles, 45 mins by car, 1 hour by public transit)

      New York, NY
  • North Carolina
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      RALEIGH-DURHAM: RDU (18 miles, 22 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      Chapel Hill, NC
  • Pennsylvania
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      PHILADELPHIA: PHL (21 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      Villanova, PA
  • Washington
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SEATTLE: SEA (19 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr 20 mins public transit)

      Seattle, WA

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iD Game Design & Development Academy Courses

Ages 13-18

3D Modeling & Printing With Autodesk Maya

3D Modeling & Printing With Autodesk Maya

Genre: 3D Modeling, 3D Printing

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 5+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

C++ Game Programming With Unreal Engine

C++ Game Programming With Unreal Engine

Genre: Coding

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 6+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

eSports & Level Design With CS:GO

eSports & Level Design With CS:GO

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 8+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

Game Design & Development Studios 101

Game Design & Development Studios 101

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 8+
  • Level: Beg-Int
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

Game Development With Unity

Game Development With Unity

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 8+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

Virtual Reality Level Design With Unreal Engine 4

Virtual Reality Level Design With Unreal Engine 4

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 8+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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