Game Production Classes
@ ICL Academy
Fall 2016 (Sept – Nov 2016)
All classes are 11-week long and taught by Dr. Xu’s team.
There is an early bird discount before Sept 3, 2016. ;Please read the files for detail.
Introduction to Game Production Series Courses in Fall 2016
Great news! ICL Academy, collaborated with Dr. Wei Xu’s team, starts offering the Game Production (GP) series courses in Fall’16! Currently, there are five GP courses in both entry- and intermediate- levels available. All of these 11-week long after-school courses, mostly on the weekends, are designed for students 5thgrade and above. They are hands-on classes and the weekly homework is mandatory.
The goal of this series is to provide young students a unique opportunity to explore one of the most exciting high tech frontiers today – video game production. Typically, these courses are only available in colleges, but we customized them to fit young kids who have passion in the digital world. These GP series courses will cover all three major fields of game productions: game programming, game design, and game art. They are taught with the most popular professional game engine, UNITY, as well as some professional tools such as MAYA. However, parents don’t need to purchase any software. Laptops will be provided in classrooms too.
Course numbers that start with the number one “1” are typically entry-level, while two “2” are intermediate. Students who already took the corresponding entry-level UNITY courses may take the intermediate classes. If a student does not have any UNITY C# knowledge, he/she should not register intermediate courses except GP203 (“Intro to Virtual Reality”). The classes are mainly taught by Mr. Burgstaler, an ace-instructor who used to teach summer game camps at Stanford and UCSD in recent years. Burgstaler was a former Tech-Art student of Dr. Xu at Art Institute. He is currently a tech director at a local game company.
Game programming classes teach C# on UNITY engine. Game art classes focus on both UNITY engine and MAYA modeling tool. Game Design classes mainly use UNITY as well. Any previous programming experience such as Java is helpful but not required to learn Unity game production. Java and C# are two different computer languages. Therefore, having a Java class does not qualify you to take the intermediate level game courses directly. A new student is suggested to take one entry level class now, and gradually move up to upper level classes. Every class is ended by showing students’ final projects and parents are welcome to attend the show. Based on the student’s interests, we may provide further guides on game self-publishing.
All seats are highly limited. You will waive both material and registration fees if you register online now and mail out (by time-stamp) your tuition check to ICL Academy by Sept 3, 2016. If there is any registration questions, please contact ICL Academy directly at 858-676-0408. If you have tech questions about the courses, please join wechat group “ICL Academy 教育互动群” or Dr. Xu’s group “SD 青少年游戏创业家长群” and discuss there. Dr. Xu can be accessed via wechat ID: weixu8018.
Please read the course description carefully before posting your questions. Some basic info is already provided in the files.
|GP101||Coding/Beginning||3D Game Programming with Unity||Registration link||Sat 9am-12pm|
|GP102||Art/Beginning||3D Modeling and Animation||Registration link||Tue 4-7pm|
|GP201||Coding/Intermediate||Mobile Game Programming||Registration link||Sun 2-5pm|
|GP202||Design/Intermediate||Game Design and Development||Registration link||Sun 9am-12pm|
Intro to Virtual Reality (VR)
|Registration link||Sat 2-5pm|
Class Address: ICL Academy; 10720 Thornmint Rd Suite #C, San Diego, CA 92127
For admin questions, please contact ICL Academy.
For tech questions, please contact Dr. Xu via wechat (ID: weixu8018).