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Summer Pre College Game Development at UC Berkeley

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 27

Age Range - 14-18 yrs

Session DatesDuration
6/18/20236/30/2023
2 weeks
6/18/20236/30/2023
2 weeks
6/18/20236/30/2023
2 weeks

This camp at UC Berkeley is the perfect gateway to Game Development for 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 years olds.

Game Development at UC Berkeley Campus for teenagers

Create 3D objects and then use new skills to design a fully realized world own.

Course Overview

Technology is highly integrated in our daily lives that learning to code can benefit for college, a future career, and beyond. It’s a great time to begin learning and building coding skills. Whether students are interested in 3D modeling, gameplay programming or level design, they can expand their project’s portfolio, gain exposure to critical game industry insights, and connect with talented peers and mentors. In this course, students will explore professional video game design while using popular industry tools. They will begin by learning about how to create 3D objects and then using their new skills to design a fully realized world of their own. Students will get a chance to customize their newly built worlds and will leave the course with a comprehensive view of how to professionally design a game and have skills to showcase in their own portfolio. No prior coding knowledge is needed.

Program Highlights

  • Learn how to build game levels and environments.

  • Develop and explore game design skills while using your creativity.

  • Improve logical thinking skills by viewing and solving problems from a completely different point of view

  • Understand computer and programming basics as well as the binary number system

  • Gain exposure to the Java, Javascript, and Python programming language and explain the differences between syntax errors, runtime errors, and logic errors

  • Discover an essential skill for the future which has become a basic requirement for acquiring many jobs

  • Engage with leading experts and in teams practice creating a video game

Topics you'll explore

Course Structure:

  • There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

Program Options

  • **Residential: **Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, Academic Course, weekend excursions; Excludes: optional airport pickup/drop off service (available for an additional fee)
  • Extended Day Course : Includes: lunch, dinner, excursions, academic course, programming from 9am to 8pm, weekend excursions; Excludes: lodging, breakfast
  • **Day Course: **Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday; Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, weekend excursions

Excursions at UC Berkeley

Students may visit Stantec, one of the world’s top-tier design engineering firms. At Mission Bay, Stantec is helping the University of California, San Francisco transform cancer care. In Golden Gate Park, they partnered to design the California Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s greenest museums.

Activities & Trips

Since we are based in Berkeley, San Francisco and Silicon Valley are also at our doorstep. We will explore the world-class resources of the entire region to expose you to one of the most innovative and exciting areas in the entire world. Additionally, we’ll enjoy the fun attractions in the vicinity. All excursions are fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.

Berkeley, California

  • As is true in most college towns, UC Berkeley is the community's arts and culture center. During your free time, you'll have time to explore the area around downtown Berkeley. Enjoy locally-sourced inspiration wherever you turn: scenic parks, famous stages, and renowned restaurants.

San Francisco & Golden Gate Bridge

  • What better way to explore a city than a scavenger hunt around San Francisco. As students travel through the city, they are tasked to take photos and some famous landmarks: Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Ghirardelli Square, and a cable car!

Track-Specific Excursions

  • In order to take full advantage of everything the Bay Area offers, each academic program may also take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience. Previous visits have included: Google, Facebook, Bloomberg TV, San Francisco Chronicle, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and more.

California's Great America

  • California's Great America is a 100-acre amusement park located in Santa Clara. The park has appeared in 1994 films Beverly Hills Cop III and Getting Even with Dad. One of its most notable attractions, Gold Striker, has been featured as a top-ranked wooden roller coaster in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards publication.

UC Berkeley

Summer Springboard program for high school students on the campus of UC Berkeley.

Campus Overview

• Visit some of the most dynamic and innovative companies and organizations in Silicon Valley and across the Bay Area, such as Apple, Stanford University, and other institutions. • Explore some of the most famous landmarks in San Francisco: The Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and more! • Cheer on the San Francisco Giants baseball team and enjoy America's favorite summer pastime. • Have fun at California's Great America amusement park featuring Gold Striker, a top-ranked wooden roller coaster.

Accommodation

Just like a college student at UC Berkeley, students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Floors are gender-segregated and rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, mirror and a closet. Your Resident Advisor (RA) will live on your hall to create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay at Berkeley. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.

Security

All dormitories have 24-hour security and use electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room. Cal security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during the Berkeley summer program for high school students.

Facilities

Your dormitory is part of a complex of buildings around a courtyard. Each building has laundry facilities, lounges and high speed wireless internet throughout. The university is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty and staff. Accordingly, no smoking is permitted in student rooms or inside buildings, including lounges and balconies.

Dining

Most meals on campus will be at the local dining hall, conveniently located near our dormitory. We can accommodate diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, or specific food allergies.

What is Included

Tuition Information:

Residential Students:

  • Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, academic course, weekend excursions Excludes: optional airport pickup and drop off service (available for an additional fee)

Commuter Students:

  • Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, weekend excursions   Extended Commuter Students:

  • Includes: lunch, dinner, excursions, academic course, programming from 9am to 8pm, weekend excursions

  • Excludes: lodging, breakfast

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

SessionStartEndDurationPrice
2 Weeks Full Board6/18/20236/30/20232 weeks$5,797.00
2 Weeks Day Course6/18/20236/30/20232 weeks$3,197.00
2 Weeks Extended ...6/18/20236/30/20232 weeks$3,797.00
2 Weeks Full Board7/2/20237/14/20232 weeks$5,797.00
2 Weeks Day Course7/2/20237/14/20232 weeks$3,197.00
2 Weeks Extended ...7/2/20237/14/20232 weeks$3,797.00
2 Weeks Full Board7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$5,797.00
2 Weeks Day Course7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$3,197.00
2 Weeks Extended ...7/16/20237/28/20232 weeks$3,797.00
2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date6/18/2023
End Date6/30/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,797.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date6/18/2023
End Date6/30/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,197.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date6/18/2023
End Date6/30/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,797.00

2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,797.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,197.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,797.00

2 Weeks Full Board
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$5,797.00

2 Weeks Day Course
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,197.00

2 Weeks Extended Day Course
Start Date7/16/2023
End Date7/28/2023
Duration2 weeks
Price$3,797.00
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