Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 13-17
Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
Unreal Engine 4 FPS Course for Teens
- iD Tech Camps
- 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- HTC Vive, Unreal Engine 4
Come experience the next evolution in gaming—VR. The combined power of the HTC Vive and Unreal Engine 4 will have you fully immersed in new environments for a one-of-a-kind experience. Use Blueprints, a visual programming language, to create special events and modify gameplay. The power of creation is at your fingertips.
What Will Students Take Home?
Students in these FPS game design classes will take home all of their project files, including custom textures, audio, and Photoshop files.
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Build levels and environments out of geometry
- Develop realistic VR worlds
- Place actors such as lights, weapons, and meshes
- Create and use custom textures
- Use Blueprints (the visual programming language of Unreal Engine)
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- Unreal Engine 4
- HTC Vive
- Adobe Photoshop
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Project planning
- Problem solving
- Game logic
- Critical thinking
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate For Your Student?
This course with Unreal Engine and the HTC Vive is for ages 13-17. There are no prerequisites for this teen design camp except for the desire to develop realistic virtual experiences with one of the most advanced game engines on the market. Our ever-evolving curriculum is designed for beginner to advanced learners, allowing students to move along at their own pace. Instructors customize the curriculum to fit each student's progress and unique project goals.
These Unreal Engine 4 game design classes are perfect for students interested in learning more about video game design, game programming, level design, and 3D modeling. Learn the mechanics of high-end games and bring your ideas to life in a high-energy summer camp environment! This course helps you take your game design skills to the next level, laying a solid foundation for a career in the gaming industry.
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Where Is This Course Offered?
California - Northern
California - Southern
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4pm (varies by site)
Tuition: From $799/week USD. All taxes included.
Commuter Lunch Plan: Starts at an additional $60/week
Check-In: Sunday 6pm
Pick-Up: Friday 3-4pm (times may vary)
All Inclusive: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included
Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
- Free flex hours at check-in and pick-up
- Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
- Final project and software discounts
- Custom iD Tech t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, 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!
Ultimate Gaming Weekends
Add $379 per weekend
Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGWs) are offered at select iD Tech Camps locations for ages 10+, and are intended to bridge the gap for students attending 2 consecutive weeklong camp sessions. You may also stay the weekend after your session. UGWs 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 $99 per week
Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13-17 attending iD Tech Camps 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.
7:15am: Overnight campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as pancakes, sausages, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit. (Make sure to notify us of any special dietary needs or allergies before camp.)
8–9am: Day campers check-in between 8–9am with our flex hours (no extra cost).
9am: All campers meet for morning announcements, icebreakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech innovation begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.
Noon: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or gather elsewhere with an iD instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs!
2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Board games? Optional sports? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.
3:15pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!
5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.
5–6pm: Pick-up time for Day campers. Pick-up flex hours are between 5–6pm, at no extra charge.
6pm: Dinner for overnight campers.
7pm: Overnight campers participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, gaming tournaments, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.
10pm: Lights out for overnight campers.
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD Tech, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction
Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our camp staff.
Friday Family Showcase
On the last day of camp during Family Showcase, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just one week of camp.
At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it's not fun—and if you don't learn a lot—we know you won't return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. (Jump to Sample Day for additional details.) Many clients describe the total iD Tech experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.
"The instructors were very positive and encouraged my son to start thinking about additional educational and career opportunities."- Lisa B., Parent, Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
"My son was extremely excited about the entire experience. I was impressed with his final product. He's looking forward to returning next year."- Janice S., Parent, Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
"My son had a terrific week here. He liked the Unreal editor and he had an excellent instructor."- Caroline J., Parent, Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
"This is our second year and I'm overwhelmed with the skill level of the staff. I am amazed at how they are able to take kids with little or no experience and guide them through such difficult and tedious programs while still producing incredible results. Great Job!"- James M., Parent, Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
"This is a wonderful program for those children who are considering pursuing this as a career or major in college! Thanks!"- Breanna M., Parent, Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
"I really liked this course. It was a very fun experience. Now I know how I can make my own games. Awesome. Just awesome."- Sam A., Student, Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
"I made a lot of new friends during my week at iD Tech Camps. The things that I learned will definitely be useful in any future careers in programming. I will definitely come back next year to learn something new."- Lawrence P., Student, Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
"I thought it was a great week, I learned how the software worked and it was less complicated than I thought. This week inspired me to continue to pursue my dream of being a game designer."- Aaron J., Student, Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
"The computers were good, the people were great, and I learned a lot - I can't wait to get started with the Unreal Engine on my own time, though I will no longer have the guiding hand of my instructor to help me. See you all next year!"- Nick L., Student, Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4
"I highly enjoyed the educational value, and now I know that I want to enter the video game designing path."- Will R., Student, Virtual Reality Game Design With Unreal Engine 4