3D Game Design

2-Week Experience | Teens 13–17

Fans of 3D games like BioShock, Kingdom Hearts III, and the Batman Arkham series will find 3D Game Design to be right up their ally. In this two-week camp experience, students will learn and practice several cornerstones of game design and development using Unreal Engine 4, the industry-leading 3D game design software. Beginning with the Blueprints Visual Scripting system, students will create gameplay elements such as a HUD with menus, environmental textures, hidden properties, and animated effects within a single-level environment complete with terrain and 3D objects. They will then take their game design and development to the next level by creating more complex gameplay elements such as Physics Simulations, Fracturing, 3D Geometry, Game Theory, Artificial Intelligence. and Atmospheric Effects. Students will carefully design, plan, and implement functional gameplay features that seek to balance player challenges with player immersion. Upon completion of both weeks, students will have the necessary skills to translate their ideas into playable game features.

Who is this for?

Teens wanting to design and build a multi-dimensional interactive experience using a dominant global game development platform.
$1,300

for both weeks

The student will

  • Identify Blueprint types and functions
  • Connect Nodes, Events, Functions, and Variables within the Blueprint Visual Scripting system to create functional gameplay elements
  • Set up a HUD to read variables and display things like health bar, score value or objective markers
  • Create interactive assets such as doors, switches, and destructible scenery
  • Apply textures that promote a sense of exploration in a 3D environment
  • Perform simple logic on conditions to execute gameplay
  • Implement a Physics Simulation, a Destructible Mesh, and functions of Artificial Intelligence

Final Project

Personally crafted Blueprints that implement behavior, functionality, and gameplay events within a single level, complete with atmospheric conditions, destructible objects, refined art assets, and AI that is designed to increase immersion and challenge.

August Dates & Locations

  • August 6–17 (Winter Park)

Schedule

  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Camp Location, Pricing, and Dates

$1,300

for both weeks

  • August 6–17

Take a Behind the Scenes tour of the Full Sail University Campus

You'll have the opportunity explore studios, gear, and state-of-the-art learning spaces, participate in workshops specific to your interests and speak in depth to our University level instructors, current students, and alumni to discover all we have to offer. The available dates are June 24 and July 22.

Click here to book the tour!

From out of town?

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the qualifications of the Full Sail Labs facilitators?

All Full Sail Labs facilitators receive background checks with Level 2 FBI clearance, are CPR certified, and receive 100 hours of education before they fully step into their roles. They are trained quarterly on the tools and technology, best teaching methods and how to work with different learner behaviors. We also require all full-time facilitators to become certified Apple Teachers.

What does my child need to bring/not bring?

The only thing they need to bring is a lunch, their creative juices, and enthusiasm! Our lab environments are equipped with everything our students need to develop their creative projects.

What are your class sizes?

There is a 1:10 instructor to student ratio and our labs hold a maximum of 24 students for optimal learning. Since groups will be from 10 to 20, there will always be at least two instructors to teach and assist in project development for all students in the lab.

What housing/hotel accommodations do you have/recommend?

Click here for a hotel list. Many of the accommodations on our list offer a special Full Sail rate.

If the week I want is full, is there a waiting list?

Yes. For those classes that are already full, we will maintain a waiting list. To get on the waiting list, you must complete an online application indicating the session in which you are interested. Credit card information is required but will not be charged at this point. As spaces become available, the first name in the waiting list will be called and offered the spot.

Couldn't find what you were looking for? See more!

Start the learning experience.