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Summer Game Studio – 2024

Program Description 

Our Summer Game Studio offers high school students the opportunity to dive into the gaming industry. This is a two-week residential program where students live, learn, and play together. The program is designed to introduce high school students to all aspects of game development, including; game design; game art and animation; motion capture; programming; sound; testing; and production. Students will work in small groups, as part of a development team, and collaborate to build an original game.  At the culmination of the program, students will showcase their new game and discuss the programs and processes they used during game development with family, friends, and professional game developers.

Date: July 6th – 20th

Price: $4,200.00

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Who is this studio session intended for ?

The Clark University Summer Game Studio is specifically designed for:

  • High school students and recent high school graduates.
  • Students thinking of studying Interactive Media / Game Design in college
  • Students looking to get a crash course on what it is like to be a BSDT student at Clark University

The Clark Experience


Wright Hall

Wright Hall anchors the north side of campus and is only a minute’s walk from the CMACD Building.

Summer Game Studio students Students eating at The Bistro

The Clark Bistro

Students will have the opportunity to eat at The Bistro, featuring four dining platforms and a spacious, relaxing atmosphere.

Summer Game Studio Camp for high School students.

Learn from industry professionals

All classes will be taught by our full-time faculty members. The same faculty who help make our game design program #3 in the world.

Summer Game Studio Camp for high School students.

Highlights of our Summer Game Studio

  • Gain experience in all aspects of game development
  • Work in teams and get real-world experience
  • Experience what it is like to study game development at Clark University
  • Create & develop an original working game
  • Students will show their work at our showcase event w/  faculty, families, and industry professional In attendance.
  • Students will get a head start on building their portfolios.

Example of a Daily Schedule

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8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

RA’s will accompany our students to The Bistro where students will have the opportunity for breakfast every morning. Attendance at breakfast is mandatory.

8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
AM Session

The AM Session will serve as a lecture-based class where faculty will introduce the day’s material to the students. Students will be exposed to a wide range of roles that make game design possible. As students become more familiar with those roles they will be split into teams where they will take on a role of their choosing.

11:30 Am - 12:30 PM

After a productive AM Session, students will take a much-needed lunch break at The Clark Bistro. This is the perfect opportunity for students to relax and enjoy some good food; with lunch being an hour-long students will have some time to decompress and get their ideas together for the upcoming PM Session

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
PM Session

Our PM Session will be structured to mimic Clark’s BSDT Game Studio. Students will gain experience working as part of a game studio team. Students will work with their teams to create an original game. While all student-driven teams will have creative freedom, they will be overseen and led by faculty members and student teachers.

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Open Lab / Recreation

After a learning-filled day, students will have some downtime prior to dinner every night. This is a great opportunity for students to remain in a productive mood and stay in the labs for some open lab hours. All of our open labs will have student-teachers on hand should students have any questions regarding their game.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Students will re-unit and attend dinner together, once again all dinners will be in The Bistro. The Bistro offers an excellent choice of food including vegetarian and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions.

6:30 PM - 9-30 PM
Open Lab / Activity

To end the day, students will have an option to take advantage of more open lab time or they can choose to hang out in the residence hall together. This will also serve as an activity block for our RA’s to run programs or activities.

10:00 PM
Lights Out

Students are expected to be in their rooms by 10:00 PM

Summer Game Studio Camp for high School students.

Contact Us

Program Director – Donald Desrochers