Video Game Design

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An innovative new camp now offered to rising 6th-12th grade students

Our Video Game Design camp is designed to introduce middle and high school students to computer programming and video game design. Computers are an incredible tool and the use of computers will continue to grow throughout the 21st century. Even if your student is not interested in a career as a computer programmer, learning to program will allow your student to think computationally, which in turn can lead to better performance across all disciplines.

Our Video Game Design Camp introduces students to the world of programming and lays the groundwork for the students to move on to increasing complex programming projects.

Session topics and activities include:

  • Principles of Programming
  • Introduction to Animation
  • Creating a Video Game
  • Introduction to MIT's Scratch Programming Language
  • Introduction to Event Driven and Imperative Programming

The camp goals are to provide students with information regarding:

  • Computational Thinking
  • Programming
  • Video Game Design
  • The academic skills necessary to succeed

Summer 2016 Registration Dates Coming Soon

Additional Information

Classes

Classes are team taught by experienced university faculty and industry professionals to emphasize hands-on activities. Classes are interdisciplinary to allow campers to explore the many aspects of electronic media through the lens of a professional. Students will be grouped into classes by grade level.

Room Board

Students are housed in Texas Tech residence halls. Each camper will have one roommate. Campers may request a roommate (not guaranteed). Students will be supervised at all times by trained camp counselors. Meals are served daily in a Texas Tech dining hall. Each student will receive a linen set/package that includes: Flat Sheet, Fitted Sheet, Blanket, Pillow & Pillow Case, 2 Towels, 2 Hand Towels, 2 Washcloths, Bath Soap, and Disposable Cup. No changes in linens provided during stay.

Recreation

Evenings are devoted to traditional summer fun that includes swimming, basketball, and volleyball at the TTU Student Rec Center, a pizza party, a trip to Main Event and college readiness activities.

Registration Guidelines

Registration fee includes instruction, supervision, room and board, lines set/package, a camp t-shirt and evening recreation.