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Summer game camps at Becker

Summer game camps at Becker

Published on: April 6, 2020


Becker College Professor Amanda Theinert works with students at the 2019 STEAM Camp.

Becker College Professor Amanda Theinert works with students at the 2019 STEAM Camp.

This summer Becker College is offering several game camp programs, to help middle and high school students learn more about the gaming industry.

STEAM Camp for Girls

Becker College is hosting a video game summer camp for seventh and eighth grade girls from inner city and rural parts of New England. The goal of the ForEach (For Each Girl to Reach) STEAM camp, which runs from June 22-26, is to inspire a love of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) and to help turn that passion into a career path.

Participants will learn to design, create and build games. They also will learn the fundamentals of augmented reality, virtual reality, design, modeling, and electronics.

Each girl will receive a free Android tablet to take home, which they will use during the program to produce and operate their games.

The camp will be led by Becker’s female faculty and recent graduates, and current students will serve as mentors.

Summer Game Studio
Becker College’s summer game studio camp will be held from July 12-25, on the Worcester campus. This residence program introduces high school students to all aspects of game development including: game design; game art and animation; motion capture; programming; sound; testing; and production.

Participants will live in a Becker College residence hall, and dine in our newly-renovated dining hall. They will learn in the state-of-the-art Colleen C. Barrett Center, which includes game and live studio space, an augmented reality/virtual reality lab, the MassDiGI/New Ventures Center, 24/7 technology access, and more.

Students will gain real-world experience by working as a development team that collaborates across all game development disciplines to build original game projects. Using the same curriculum from Becker’s internationally acclaimed video game major, students in the Studio will work side-by-side in a creative cohort that stresses the importance of teamwork and creative collaboration.

Highlights will include a trip to the world’s largest arcade, which that offers more than 600 games, including 300 classic arcade games, cash bingo, indoor mini-golf, a restaurant, a tavern and more! If you need a break from video games all together, get ready to throw some strikes during atomic bowling night.

At the end of The Studio, students will have completed a portion of a fully functional video game that will be showcased for local professionals, and will have gained an understanding of the behind-the scenes operations of a real game studio. In addition, every student will receive a mobile app development kit, including a tablet to take home with them.

For more information about the STEAM camp for girls and the Summer Game Studio at Becker College, please contact Donald Desrochers by phone at 781.526.2525 or via email at donald.desrochers@becker.edu.  To register, please click on the link  below.

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