About Mason Game & Technology Academy
Please note: The information below is from the 2016 summer program and is provided as an example of the overall quality and scope of the experience offered. The 2017 summer program information is coming soon.
Level Up Your Game Design Skills
Ready to get up to speed on the latest game development skills and tools? Achievement unlocked!
The Mason Game & Technology Academy (MGTA) Honors Program, powered by Envision, is a unique program for high school students planning careers in game design and technology. Held on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, VA, MGTA receives strong support from educators and members of the game design industry.
At MGTA you’ll enjoy classes led by George Mason faculty, and participate in hands-on workshops on a range of gaming technology topics, such as Life as a Game Artist, How to Publish Your Mobile Game, and Unreal or Unity?.
See your dream become reality! Your innovative ideas and the hard work that you put in during the program will be manifested in a playable prototype of your own original game.
MGTA incorporates aspects of entrepreneurship, team dynamics, and game production. The Honors program is infused with the innovative curriculum of the Mason Computer Game Design Undergraduate Program and the entrepreneurial and creative culture at the renowned Virginia Serious Game Institute.
Level up! Beyond the game 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.
By attending MGTA, you can also receive one college credit per week through George Mason University.
Choose Your Track
Art & Animation
Learn the basics of Concept Art; 2D and 3D design, modeling, and animation; and digital painting, modeling, and building game-ready and optimized 3D and textured objects.
Mobile Game Development
Get an in-depth look at the game design approaches and challenges for various mobile devices. Learn about mobile app scripting and design skills, as well as UX design.
Multi-Platform 3D Game Design
Learn the fundamentals of game design, rules, and mechanics, and get an insider look at the computer game design industry, including Unity 3D and Unreal. Explore forming a game company and publishing and marketing games.
Tuition for MGTA covers most of the expenses incurred during the Academy. Tuition DOES NOT cover transportation to and from the program.
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.