Thanks to a genourous grant from the National Science Foundation and support from Electronic Arts, P4Games at the Univeristy of Denver invites applications from girls going into 9th and 10th grades for full scholarships to attend our residential summer Game Design Camp.
From July 6-18. students can experience living on a college campus at a top-rated school. Participants will explore game development as a possible career and partake in the entire process of 2D game creation: design, art creation, and techinical programming. Night time will be spent working on projects as well as playing games. (The images above are from a game created by a 14-year-old girl during the 2007 summer camp.)
To apply visit: www.gamecamp.du.edu.
P4Games (Pixels, Programming, Play & Pedagogy) explores the creation of interactive videogames as a holistic, project-based teaching method in high schools. The creation of videogames requires the integration of visual arts (pixels), computer programming (programming), and game design (play). P4Games has two primary activities: to “teach the teachers” through the Teacher Game Institute (TGI); and to teach videogame creation skills directly to high school students during residential summer camps, in order to increase student interest in art, design, math, and technology.
If you know young women in Colorado who would be interested in this Game Design summer camp opportunity, please help us get the word out. You can learn more about our program by visiting our website, or download this flyer and pass it on to young women or their parents.
Scott Leutenegger is Professor and Director of Game Development Programs in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Denver.