Game Development with Unity & VR

Teen One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Game Development with Unity & VR

Teen One-Week Course | Ages 12-18

Create and Develop Immersive Experiences

Game design and development are undergoing significant changes as immersive experiences like virtual reality continue to push the boundaries of storytelling, games, and interactive experiences. Creating your own game or virtual reality experience in this course leaves students with a significant accomplishment is in this emerging field.

In this course, students learn the skills you need to create virtual reality games and experiences for your mobile phone or headset. Use the same tools to create an augmented reality story or game. Start creating the next Pokemon Go, or take your friends on an interactive tour of your favorite place. The possibilities are endless with such an immersive experience.

Learn the best ways to use the Unity game development engine and tackle the unique design challenges that arise when building for Virtual and Augmented Reality. You’ll learn how the game engine controls everything from moving platforms to artificial intelligence. Plus, you’ll explore the basics of C# programming.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Unity + Google VR SDK, Merge Cube for Augmented Reality (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Unity + Google VR SDK, Merge Cube for Augmented Reality (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

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Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • 3D level design for VR games and experiences
  • Create, edit, and experience 3D environments
  • Program game mechanics using C#
  • Craft games or stories to be experienced in VR or AR
  • Concepts like geolocation and stereoscopic vision

What Students Create

  • A Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality game or experience

About Game Design Courses

Our Game Design courses teach students how to create their own video games. They’ll design levels, characters, and full games using tools such as the Unity game engine. Game Development with Unity & VR empowers students to use their creativity to design their own virtual world with the same products as the professionals! Students will spend the week learning how to use Unity to construct virtual environments or augmented experiences. You’ll be able to use your games and applications on your mobile phone, using mobile VR viewers like Google Cardboard. VR projects can also be enabled to work on headsets like the Oculus Rift.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.


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Learn more about Game Development with Unity & VR by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 you’ll receive full credit for Summer 2021. Terms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need a mobile phone?

A relatively new Android or iOS phone is required.

What phones are compatible with Google Cardboard and VR glasses?

For a list of compatible phones, please check out this site.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“Digital Media Academy showed me the basic fundamentals of crafting your very own game, and by the fourth day of learning I was able to create a 3D platformer.”

Rohan S.

Game Development with Unity & VR

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff are experienced and trained to provide a learning environment that is safe and ideal for learning.