Envision Game & Technology Academy
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Looking to kick-start your career in game design? The Game & Technology Academy is an amazing opportunity for you to sharpen your skills under the guidance of some of the most highly regarded minds in the fields of game design, game programming, and emerging technology. In Mason’s state-of-the-art labs, you’ll create your own game or animation, bond with fellow game- and design-oriented high school students, and go behind the scenes of cutting edge start-up companies within the serious and entertainment game design and production industry.
About the Envision Game & Technology Academy
At the Game & Technology Academy, you will be immersed in the world of computer game design, and have the access to the latest software, tools, and equipment as well as the vast knowledge and experience of the leading game and design gurus at George Mason University. You’ll apply your new skills in hands-on workshops on a range of gaming technology topics, such as:
Life as a Game Artist
How to Publish Your Mobile Game
Unreal or Unity?
See your dream become reality! Throughout the program, you’ll collaborate with other like-minded future gamers and designers, as you create and ultimately showcase what could be the next Triple A title to your peers.
Opt for the residential program and get an inside look at gaming and design industries with a visit to the Virginia Serious Game Institute, where you’ll meet the founders of cutting-edge start-up companies, learn about the latest serious game technology discoveries and research and explore the different career paths available in the field of game design.
Level up! Beyond the game and graphic design experience, you’ll learn skills that will help you succeed in college, your career and in life, like time management, information analysis, communications, team building, and problem solving.
Choose Your Track
Art & Animation
Master the fundamentals of Concept Art; 2D and 3D design, modeling, and animation; digital painting and building game-ready and optimized 3D and textured objects.
Mobile & AR Game Development
Get an in-depth look at the mobile and Augmented Reality game design approaches and challenges (think Pokémon GO), and develop a functional game for your personal device!
Multi-Platform 3D Game Design
Learn the ground rules of game design, play scenarios, and programming. Get an insider’s look at the game industry as you form your own company, and explore publishing and marketing games. Learn More
Tuition for the Game & Technology Academy covers most of the expenses incurred during the program. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program. LEARN MORE
Envision offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified students each year based upon financial need, scholastic leadership, achievements, and other factors. LEARN MORE
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You may pay in full today or opt to enroll in our convenient payment plan.