Summer Video Game Tech Camps

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

2017 Summer Camps at CSUDH for Students (Ages 10-17)

Kid playing video gamesMake 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, schedule and registration information.

Video Game Design and Animation | June 26-29 and July 10-13: FULL!
Website Design for Kids | July 17-20: Spaces available!
Advanced Video Game Design and Animation | July 24-27: Spaces available!
Computer Illustration & Special Effects for Video Games | July 31-August 3: Spaces available!

  We also have  two 1-Week Spring Break Video Game Tech Camps next year... stay tuned! ►


Each camp meets in EE-1202 on Monday-Thursday (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.

CNSubjectCatalog   SecTitleStart DateEnd DatePrice
30469NCGD13201Summer Camp: Video Game Design and Animation FULL!06/26/201706/29/2017$279.00
30470NCGD13202Summer Camp: Video Game Design and Animation07/10/201707/13/2017$279.00
30471NCGD13501Summer Camp: Website Design for Kids07/17/201707/20/2017$279.00
30472NCGD13401Summer Camp: Advanced Video Game Design and Animation07/24/201707/27/2017$279.00
30473NCGD49501Summer Camp: Computer Illustration & Special Effects for Video Games07/31/201708/03/2017$279.00

Tech Camps:

 Summer Camp:
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 CDs. 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:

Date: June 26-29, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Course No: NCGD 132 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30469
FULL

Date: July 10-13, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Course No: NCGD 132 Sec 02
Reg. No: 30470

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 Summer Camp:
Website Design for Kids

In this information-packed program, young computer artists will learn basic page building techniques for creating professional quality websites — 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 websites, step-by-step. By the end of the class, students will actually post their pages to the web.

Scheduled Class:

Date: July 17-20, 2017
Time: 9:30am- 4:00pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Course No: NCGD 135 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30471

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 Summer Camp:
Advanced Video Game Design and Animation

This workshop will explore the advanced features of Adobe Flash/Animate 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/Animate
  • Applying Actionscript, the programming language of Flash/Animate, to create interactivity with your characters
  • Adding sound and special effects

Eligibility Requirements

Prerequisite: Summer Camp in Video Game Design & Animation or consent of instructor

Scheduled Class:

Dates: July 24 - 27, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Course No.: NCGD 134 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30472

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 Summer Camp:
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: Summer Camp in Video Game Design & Animation or consent of instructor

Scheduled Class:

Dates: July 31-August 3, 2017
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $279
Course No.: NCGD 495 Sec 01
Reg. No: 30473

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Enroll today!
Call 310-243-3741


Questions? 
Call 310-243-2075
learn@csudh.edu

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 Camp 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.”

Robert Dillworth, Video Game Camp Instructor 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:

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College of Extended &
International Education
1000 E. Victoria St. EE-1202
Carson, CA 90747

CSUDH Summer Camps are convenient for students living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Lomita, Harbor City, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Gardena, Westchester, Ladera Heights, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood, Wilmington, and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

Who Should Attend
Students ages 10-17

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.

Do you offer the camps any other time of the year?
We have Spring Break (2 one-week) and Summer Vacation (5 one-week) camps available.

What if I have other questions?
For further camp-specific questions, please email the camp program directly.