Summer 2017 Youth Programs

Summer Coding and Gaming Courses for Youths

These programs are designed by Black Rocket, an educational technology company that specializes in emerging technologies and instruction.  Black Rocket has more than a decade of experience designing programs in the STEM and digital arts fields.  Every program is powered by the campers' innate imaginations and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, hands-on learning environment.  From concept to creation, students will demonstrate their masterpieces to the world at the end of each week.  All Black Rocket programs mirror real-life experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process.  Students will work in pairs at times.  Each student will have their own computer.

 

MAKING YOUR FIRST 3D VIDEO GAME

Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, and controlling flow of gameplay.  They will also learn storytelling. (4 Meetings)

TOY DESIGNERS: MAKE YOUR FIRST TOY

Calling all boys and girls who want to be toy designers of the future!  In this class if you can dream it you can make it - create your first action figure, super hero, or make a new toy or figurine.  By conceptualizing and designing their own 3D models, students will learn how to sculpt, texture and render their first toy!  No experience is necessary. ( 4 Meetings)

MINECRAFT ANIMATORS

Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film!  Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening and animating rigged 3D models!  Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class.  Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. (4 Meetings)

MINECRAFT MODDERS

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and the foundations of programming.  Learning scripting and environment inspired by Minecraft. (4 Meetings)