3D Game Design
June 23-July 4, 2013
- Design your own 3D computer games!
- Participate in a live-streaming game festival!
- Meet other teens from across the country who share your passion!
With Encounters at Brandeis, passionate, motivated high school students immerse themselves in hands-on learning experiences while living on a college campus.
In our 3D Game Design course you will create your own 3D world using the Blender Game Design Platform. We are the only residential summer program in the U.S. offering an immersive Blender course (check out Blender here).
We’ll give you the tools to design a variety of games including racing, questing, multiplayer competition and cooperation games, and games straight from your imagination. See your visions come alive in vivid, interactive 3D! With Blender's open source and active community, you'll be able to take your work home and continue developing it once the summer's over.
3D Game Design combines game design coursework with field trips and social activities to create an exciting and transformative summer experience. The experience culminates with a 3D Game Design Festival where you will present your games to invited guests both in person and through a live-streaming website.
The curriculum is developed and taught by Tim Hickey, Professor of Computer Science at Brandeis University, and a team of instructors and teaching assistants with years of experience teaching in technology-based summer programs for high school students.
Here's an example of what can be done with Blender (more examples at the Blender site):
Encounters at Brandeis give teens an invaluable opportunity to meet young people from different backgrounds and cultures, and to learn with- and from- one another.
Price: $2,500 includes room and all meals, as well as course materials and field trips (it is recommended, but not necessary that participants bring a laptop computer). The tuition does not include personal expenses or transportation costs to and from Boston. We provide transportation between Boston Logan airport and the Brandeis campus free of charge on arrival and departure days.
Limited need-based scholarships are available. Please start an application in order to submit a financial aid form.
Applications are now being accepted and reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. There are still spaces available.