Time & Cost
Breaking down hours and tuition
Hours & Tuition
iD Game Design & Development Academy (Ages 13–18)
- iD Game Design & Development Academy
- Sunday 6pm
- Friday 3-4pm (varies by site)
- From $3,799/2-week session
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
For beginner to advanced students, we offer 2-week, intensive, pre-college courses in game design, game programming, level design, and 3D modeling & animation. Programs are held at top academic institutions and are all-inclusive of meals, housing, instruction, and supervision.
Program availability varies by location—please check your site of choice for specific course offerings.
Please note: Prices are in US Dollars. All taxes included. In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year. Additionally, a minimum deposit of US $500 is required at the time of registration.
No fee or penalty will be assessed for making changes to a location, date or course twenty-one (21) days prior to the start of the scheduled course start date. If there are twenty-one (21) days or less until the start of the scheduled course, there will be fees charged depending on the type of change made. A $35 Option Change Fee applies when cancelling overnight, Weekend Stays, and CEUs. A Course Change Fee will be charged when changing to a different session, location, or division. The Course Change Fee for iD Game Design & Development Academy is $500.
iD Game Design & Development Academy has a strict refund policy due to the high costs of hardware, software, facilities, and staff resources. To reserve a space at iD Game Design & Development Academy, a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $500 is required per course, per participant. The deposit will be applied toward the customer’s total balance.
How Can I Save on Tuition?
- View our current promotions.
- $50 off – Sibling & Multi-Course Savings. Save $50 each additional session or sibling.
- $25 / $25 – Refer-a-Friend. You get $25 and so does your friend!
What's Included in Tuition?
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
- Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
- Final portfolio and software discounts
- Custom Academy t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, Industry Insights, campus tours (most locations)
- Gaming tournaments
- Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)
Add $179 (annual subscription)
Tech Rocket is the #1 online learning destination for kids and teens. Aspiring app programmer? Indie game developer? Graphic artist? You got this! Level up your tech skills and build community with thousands of other students. With gaming tournaments, safe, collaborative forums, a massive Minecraft server, and an arcade, Tech Rocket makes learning fun all year long. It’s the perfect complement to our summer programs!
Add $379 per weekend
We invite you to stay the weekend between the two weeks of your session. Room, board, activities, excursions, and supervision are included. You may also stay the weekend after your 2-week program. Weekend Stays can be selected as an add-on during registration. Students who stay the weekend can expect campus excursions, gaming tournaments, and a variety of fun indoor and outdoor summer activities.
Continuing Education Units
Add $198 per 2-week session
Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13–18 attending iD Game Design and Development Academy have the option to purchase accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs), issued by Villanova University. CEUs are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs. CEUs are not transferrable as college credit.