Intro to Game Design, Creation, and Entrepreneurship

The journey begins here for those who are interested in the exciting world of Computer Game Design. Participants will learn the fundamentals of game design, rules, and game mechanics, with hands-on experience using current game engine tools. Additionally, students will be encouraged to work together in an interactive environment with other kids of similar interests to examine and learn about current game studios, explore forming their own game company, and design their company mission, market, and logos.

Students will experience the roles of producer, programmer, designer, and artist, and be provided an insider’s look at the Computer Game Design industry. Each company will present their game to their peers during the final class. As a bonus, our instructors will present their own games, and talk to students about their own experiences in launching their own businesses, and the exciting world of tech start-ups.

Additionally, just for fun, students will be able to try out portable VR devices, to experience the next generation of games!

Ages:  9 – 12
Time:  9:00AM-4:00PM
Tuition:  $595
Location:  Mason Campus Fairfax & Mason In Loudoun

  • Be sure to check our policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, refunds and more for summer programs.
  • All students will receive a Welcome Letter via email at least 1 week before the program starts with all necessary details including drop off, pick up, what to bring, etc.
  • Questions about parking on the Fairfax campus?  Find answers here.  (Information on parking at Mason in Loudoun coming soon)


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,
MGTA Admin Assistant: Nerissa Hart,