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Summer Camps Lafayette

Learn how to make your own video games, animated film and 3d characters!

Looking to get your feet wet in the world of animation and video games? Try the Academy of Interactive Entertainment's Summer Camps! Camps are project-based, and you'll get to learn about the software and basic techniques used in the industry. Each week-long camp concludes with a pizza party, and every student will receive a certificate of achievement and a copy of their project to take home.

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Lafayette Summer Camps

Held at AIE located at 537 Cajundome Blvd, Ste 211, Lafayette (in the LITE Center).

Lunch

Students may bring their own lunch from home, but no microwave or refrigerator will be available.

Lafayette Summer Camp Descriptions:

Back to the Drawing Board – Animation for Beginners

From your sketchbook to the silver screen! If you want to learn the basics of 2D and 3D animation, this is the camp for you. Join this course and you will learn how to use several software packages, such as Flash and Maya, to bring objects and characters to life. A week of artistic fun awaits you in this week-long camp. A pizza party will be held on the final day for camp participants. No prior experience necessary. For students ages 12-18.

Cost: $415

Game Programming 1

If you would like to learn some basics behind video game programming this camp is for you! Using the Unity 3D game engine, students will write scripts to solve a variety of problems like collision resolution, input handling, and managing the state of a running application. This camp will help expose how the game development process works and show you what a career in the video game industry is like. When the course is complete, you will earn a certificate of achievement as well as take home your creations to show off to family and friends! A pizza party will be held on the final day for camp participants. No prior experience necessary. For students ages 12-18.

Cost: $415

Creature Creation – Zbrush for Beginners

Channel your inner Frankenstein and bring your own monster to life! Join this course and learn the basics of ZBrush. Sculpt your very own monsters and paint them in 3D! A week of artistic fun awaits you in this week-long camp. A pizza party will be held on the final day for camp participants. No prior experience necessary. For students ages 12-18.

Cost: $415

** Game Programming 2

Students will be given material to Introduce them to C++. They will be learning the syntax, the building blocks, and core fundamentals of the C++ programming language. This versatile programming language is used throughout all different fields of software development. For students ages 13+

Cost: $415

** Game Programming 2 requires previous completed of GP 1 as well as being at least 13 years of age.

Lafayette Schedule

Dates Time Course Age
June 8 - June 11 9:00am - 5:00pm Back to the Drawing Board – Animation for Beginners 12-18
June 15 - June 18 9:00am - 5:00pm Game Programming 1 12-18
June 22 - June 25 9:00am - 5:00pm Creature Creation – Zbrush for Beginners 12-18
July 13 - July 16 9:00am - 5:00pm Game Programming 1 12-18
July 20 - July 23 9:00am - 5:00pm ** Game Programming 2 13+

** Game Programming 2 requires previous completed of GP 1 as well as being at least 13 years of age.

New Orleans Summer Camps

Held at LANTEC located at 3500 N Causeway Blvd Suite #1050, Metairie

Lunch

Students may bring their own lunch from home, but no microwave or refrigerator will be available.

New Orleans Summer Camp Descriptions:

Back to the Drawing Board – Animation for Beginners

From your sketchbook to the silver screen! If you want to learn the basics of 2D and 3D animation, this is the camp for you. Join this course and you will learn how to use several software packages, such as Flash and Maya, to bring objects and characters to life. A week of artistic fun awaits you in this week-long camp. A pizza party will be held on the final day for camp participants. No prior experience necessary. For students ages 12-18.

Cost: $415

Game Programming 1

If you would like to learn some basics behind video game programming this camp is for you! Using the Unity 3D game engine, students will write scripts to solve a variety of problems like collision resolution, input handling, and managing the state of a running application. This camp will help expose how the game development process works and show you what a career in the video game industry is like. When the course is complete, you will earn a certificate of achievement as well as take home your creations to show off to family and friends! A pizza party will be held on the final day for camp participants. No prior experience necessary. For students ages 12-18.

Cost: $415

New Orleans Schedule

Dates Time Course Age
June 15 - June 18 9:00am - 5:00pm Back to the Drawing Board – Animation for Beginners 12-18
July 20 - July 23 9:00am - 5:00pm Game Programming 1 12-18