Mason Game & Technology Academy Summer Camps 2017

MGTA is the Community Outreach Youth Program for the University’s Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI) and the Mason Computer Game Design Program.  Courses are developed and taught by Mason faculty, who are assisted by advanced Game Design and Computer Science university students – many of whom have start up companies of their own at VSGI, serving as mentors to the next wave of tech entrepreneurs.

MGTA YOUTH PROGRAM – GAME DESIGN (AGES 9-15, ages vary by class)

  • Next Gen Virtual Reality Minecraft Modding
  • Digital Art for Games
  • Game Design, Creation & Entrepreneurship
  • Intro to Virtual Reality Game Development
  • Mobile App Development: Android
  • Web Development with HTML & CSS
MGTA PROGRAMMING, CYBER SECURITY, AND HARDWARE (AGES 10-18, ages vary by class)
  • Java Programming
  • C++ Programming
  • C# Programming
  • Illustrative Python
  • Computer Game Programming with Python
  • Javascript
  • Personal Cyber Defense
  • Intro to Computer Hardware: Build Your Own Computer
  • Music & Sound for Games

SUMMER MIDDLE SCHOOL GAME DESIGN PROGRAM

MGTA, in partnership with Envision, will provide middle school students the opportunity to explore their interests and develop the skill sets they will need for more advanced studies in game development and design. Students will have the choice of six topic areas –  3D Game Design and Entrepreneurship; Foundations of Digital Art; Art & Animation: Foundations of 3D Studio Max; Mobile App Development for Android; Virtual Reality Game Development; or Story-based Game Design for Girls. This unique curriculum incorporates the entrepreneurship, team dynamics, and game production philosophies of the renowned Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI). The learn-by-doing curriculum, workshops, and simulations are specifically designed to challenge students’ abilities, inspire their creativity, and provide a solid foundation in game design and creation.   Students will be able to register for a residential option and stay in the Mason dorms for an enhanced pre-college experience. Week-long commuter and residential options will be available.
More Informaiton: https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/game-and-technology-academy-middle-school

  • 3D Game Design and Entrepreneurship
  • Foundations of Digital Art
  • Foundations of 3D Studio Max
  • Mobile App Development: Android
  • Virtual Reality Game Development
  • Introduction to Game Design: Story-Based Game Design for Girls

SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL GAME DESIGN PROGRAM

MGTA, in partnership with Envision, will provide the rare opportunity for High School students to engage with university professors from the game industry, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students from the nationally-recognized Computer Game Design Program at Mason, and delve deeply into all the roles and responsibilities found in the serious and entertainment game design and production industry. The unique curriculum will also infuse aspects of entrepreneurship, team dynamics, and game production, enhanced by industry guest speakers, evening game jams, and tours of the nationally renowned Virginia Serious Game Institute. Students will customize their experience by selecting one of three tracks:  3D Game Design, Art & Animation, and Mobile App Development. Students will be able to register for a residential option and stay in the Mason dorms for an enhanced pre-college experience.
More information: https://www.envisionexperience.com/explore-our-programs/game-and-technology-academy

  • Art & Animation
  • Mobile & Augmented Reality Game Development
  • Multi-Platform 3D Game Design

MGTA VIRTUAL ACADEMY

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MGTA offers a limited amount of scholarships each year to students from military families and to students in need. If you would like to be considered to receive a scholarship, follow the instructions on our Scholarship Application Form and we will contact recipients before the start of summer classes.

CLICK TO VIEW THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Please note that this scholarship form applies only to the following programs:
MGTA YOUTH PROGRAM – GAME DESIGN (AGES 9-15, ages vary by class)
MGTA PROGRAMMING, CYBER SECURITY, AND HARDWARE (AGES 10-18, ages vary by class)

If you are interested in applying for financial aid for these programs, please contact Envision directly:
SUMMER MIDDLE SCHOOL GAME DESIGN PROGRAM
SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL GAME DESIGN PROGRAM


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CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
Mason Game and Technology Academy
Virginia Serious Game Institute
10900 University Blvd.,
Bull Run Hall Ste 147
Manassas, VA 20110

Phone: (703)993-7101

Email: MGTA Founding Director: Vera Lichtenberg, vlichten@gmu.edu
MGTA Admin Assistant: Nerissa Hart, shinterl@gmu.edu