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Game Experience - Video Game Design Programs

Game Experience

Game Experience

Have you ever wanted to learn what it’s really like to make a game from start to finish? Here’s your chance!


Our partner organization's premier game development program aims to show you the reality of what it takes to succeed in the video game industry. They'll take you through every step of the game development process, from initial concept to fleshing out mechanics to the shipping of the final product.  You’ll hear stories from professional game developers about the hardships and creative victories of the development process, and by the end, you’ll know whether or not this is the career for you.


  • Understand how to concept and scope a small project.

  • Learn basic 3D modeling with Maya.

  • Develop your own 3D environments with Unity.

  • Learn basic C# coding.

  • Develop teamwork and development skills through a group project.

  • Learn animation theory and the feeling of movements.

  • Learn level design concepts and how to build an engaging experience.

  • Understand character and environment art design.

  • Study the pros and cons of different business models for games.

collaboration is Key


Team up with your fellow students to form your own indie game company, then brainstorm and develop your game using pre-built game environments. Play your role on the team as you simulate the real-life professional process of game development. You will end the camp with your very own playable game and a clear sense of what it takes to succeed in the industry.

These programs stress hands-on learning and real-world exposure through team projects conducted under the guidance of industry professionals. The camp's learning model builds confidence and teamwork skills as students learn to work together to create something unique they can call their own.



Game Development

Autodesk Maya




High school (Ages 15-17)

camp tuition

Day Camp


Overnight Camp


Middle school (Ages 12-14)

camp tuition

Day Camp


Overnight Camp


what's included

(Overnight camp)

Learn from industry leaders and experienced guest speakers

Stay in the dorms at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, or in the residence hall at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.

All activities and outings are included in the experience, and it’s always the very best the city has to offer.

Programs offer full-service 24/7 support—there is always someone waiting to help!

Private transportation throughout the program, including airport pick up and drop off.

Three meals a day —a mix of on campus food and the best things to eat from around the city.

Premium medical and travel insurance for international students.

University of Southern California camps

Registration Deadline

June 9, 2019

University of Washington camps

Registration Deadline

June 30, 2019

Middle School Camp Dates

June 23 - July 3, 2019

Middle School Camp Dates

July 14 - 24, 2019

June 23 - July 7, 2019

High School Camp Dates

July 14 - 28, 2019

High School Camp Dates


*Spark Scholars has a limited number of scholarships available to help students defer the cost of camp tuition. Contact us for more information.

If you have any other questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or send us an email at

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