Summer Tech Camps

Video Game Design, Website Design, Animation, Illustration and Special Effects for Video Games
— for Kids!

2016 Summer Camps at CSUDH for Students (Ages 10-17)

Make this your summer to develop your artistic talent in four fun-filled, creative summer workshop camps. Please scroll down to find descriptions of your camp.

Kid playing video games

Video Game Design and Animation | July 5-8: 2nd Week added!
Website Design for Kids | July 11-14: Spaces available!
Video Game Design and Animation | July 18-21: Full!
Advanced Video Game Design and Animation | July 25-28: Spaces available!
Computer Illustration & Special Effects for Video Games | August 1-4: Spaces available!


Each camp meets in EE-1202 on Monday-Thursday (4 days) from 9:30am to 4:30pm (with a break for lunch). The price for each camp is $279 and includes all necessary materials for in-class use. Computer camp students should bring a Flash drive to save final digital design projects.

CNSubjectCatalogSecTitleStart DateEnd DatePrice
31408NCGD13202Summer Camp in Video Game Design and Animation07/05/201607/08/2016$279.00
30818NCGD13501Website Design for Kids07/11/201607/14/2016$279.00
30819NCGD13201Summer Camp in Video Game Design and Animation (FULL)07/18/201607/21/2016$279.00
30820NCGD13401Summer Camp in Advanced Video Game Design and Animation07/25/201607/28/2016$279.00
30843NCGD49501Summer Camp in Computer Illustration & Special Effects for Video Games08/01/201608/04/2016$279.00

To enroll, call 310-243-3741.
For questions: learn@csudh.edu or call 310-243-2075

Each camp meets 4 days, from 9:30am to 4pm with a break for lunch. The price for each camp is $279 and includes all necessary materials for in-class use. Computer camp students should bring a Flash drive to save final digital design projects.

About the Summer Camps Designers/Instructors

  • The four summer camps were developed by brothers Eric and Bill Teitelbaum. Eric and Bill co-created the newspaper version of the “Pink Panther” newspaper comic strip, which has appeared in international syndication for five years. The brothers served as contributing editors and cartoonists for Los Angeles Magazine, penning the magazine’s “Finale” back page for over 20 years.”

    Instructor's syndicated comic strips:
    http://www.gocomics.com/bottomliners
    http://www.comicstripnation.com/pink-panther/pink-panther-2009-04-05.html
     
  • Robert Dillworth is a new media designer whose credits include Warner, SONY and Verizon. An experienced classroom presenter, he regularly conducts workshops for both children and adults at California State University campuses across the southland.

Location

All camps are taught at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson. Cal State Dominguez Hills summer camps are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

Who Should Attend
Students ages 10-17


 

Website Design for Kids

In this information-packed program, young computer artists will learn basic page building techniques for creating professional quality web sites -- perfect for family or school projects. From storyboards, digital art and page building to navigation, design and page linking, students will gain mastery of digital techniques for designing web sites, step-by-step. By the end of the class, students will actually post their pages to the web.

Scheduled Class:

Website Design for Kids
Date: July 11 - 14
Time: 9:30am- 4:30pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Instructor: Robert Dillworth
Course No: NCGD 135 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30818


 

Summer Camp in Video Game Design & Animation

Does your teenager spend hours playing video games? Does he or she want to design a game or have that creative spark for making a game challenging and fun to play? Then sign them up for this introductory workshop. From the history of games to designing characters, developing a story line to basic motion and effects, this is an information- packed, fun-filled workshop for aspiring game designers everywhere. Students will also learn the step-by-step process for creating compelling digital illustrations under the guidance of instructor Robert Dillworth, a noted entertainment industry designer. From Alpha channels to masking and layers, to color and special effects, students will use acquired design skills to create compelling illustration for logos, movie posters and CD's. Young artists will be introduced to Abode Photoshop, the software used by leading industry professionals.

  • The history of computer games
  • Today's hottest games
  • Designing an original character
  • Storyboarding from idea to pencil and paper
  • Animated effects using flash basics
  • Designing backgrounds
  • Sound effects with Flash

Special Guest

Eric Teitelbaum, co-creator of the "Pink Panther Comic Strip", will be a guest presenter and conduct a special demonstration and in-class workshop on how to design original characters. Students will get a firsthand look at how characters are created...and why they are so important in visual interpretation of story lines. Students will also get a chance to put pen to paper and design one of their own.

Scheduled Classes:

Summer Camp in Video Game Design & Animation
Date: July 5-8
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Instructor: Robert Dillworth
Course No: NCGD 132 Sec 02
Reg. No: 31408

[FULL] Summer Camp in Video Game Design & Animation
Date: July 18-21
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Instructor: Robert Dillworth
Course No: NCGD 132 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30819


 

Summer Camp in Advanced Video Game Design and Animation

This workshop will explore the advanced features of Adobe Flash and advanced game motion graphics in creating levels of interactivity for game development. Students will develop advanced skills in story boarding, project layout and character design while using the special effects features of Flash for creating interactive game motion graphics.

Activities will include - Understanding importance of teamwork in all phases of game development

  • Developing original game plots and story lines
  • Designing original 2-D characters in support of story lines
  • Designing original backgrounds and scenery for story illustration
  • Building digital characters using advanced features in Flash
  • Applying Action Script, the programming language of Flash, to create interactivity with your characters
  • Adding sound and special effects

Eligibility Requirements

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Video Game Design or consent of instructor

Scheduled Class:

Summer Camp in ADVANCED Video Game Design & Animation
Dates: July 25 - 28
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Instructor: Robert Dillworth
Course No.: NCGD 134 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30820


 

Summer Camp in Computer Illustration & Special Effects for Video Games

Learn to use Adobe Photoshop software to give your video game designs a professional polish—Learn to design game characters with expression and personality and create backgrounds and scenery that seem to come to life!  From digital sketching and character development to creating 3-D scenery and visual effects you’ll soon breathe life into your creations through the magic of Photoshop.

Eligibility Requirements

Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Video Game Design or consent of instructor

Scheduled Class:

Summer Camp in Computer Illustration & Special Effects for Video Games
Dates: August 1-4
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Instructor: Robert Dillworth
Course No.: NCGD 495 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30843


 

Information & Registration

For questions, call 310-243-2075 or email learn@csudh.edu.

Ready to register? Call 310-243-3741 or go to Registration Services

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is student attendance managed?
    An attendance list is produced during check-in each morning and is utilized during lunch and dismissal.
  • How is dismissal managed?
    Parents/guardians retrieve the students from the classroom; students are not released without a parent/guardian.
  • How is the lunch break managed?
    The Classroom Monitor escorts the class to and from the campus food-court.
  • What is the maximum number of students in the class?
    Up to 18 students may enroll in each class.