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Pre-College Career Accelerators > Game Design with Unity C#

Gain the training and skills to become a professional game designer.

Making a digital game requires a sustained, coordinated effort of a team comprised of many roles and a diverse range of skill. This Summer Discovery Career Accelerator introduces the first game design program of its kind, leading students through a curriculum that covers an introduction to programming, computational thinking, object-oriented programming with the C# scripting language, and 3D game development and exploration of careers in tech. You'll learn how to turn your passion for coding and gaming into a career. First, learn the fundamentals of C# (pronounced C-Sharp), Microsoft's powerful, modern, object-oriented programming language.

Who should take this course?
This course is suitable for students who want to explore careers in tech and coding.

Program Highlights
 

  • Design a game using Unity C# from concept to launch
  • Coaching from coding experts
  • Engage with industry experts and tech professionals through site visits, guest speakers, and career panels.
Gain the training and skills to become a professional game designer.

Hands-on learning allows students to tackle real industry problems.

In this career accelerator, students learn by doing. This course is project-based to give students experience planning, designing, coding, testing, and producing games. Next, students are assigned into teams where they will build a game using teamwork, collaboration, communication, problem-solving skills, iterative design methodologies, software development skills in an environment where students develop leadership skills. This is a highly collaborative process where students engage as they would an actual professional development team.

Hands-on learning allows students to tackle real industry problems.

Explore career paths with industry experts, career panels, and guest speakers.

Experienced guest speakers and career exploration panels will provide students with a deeper understanding of the multiple paths to reaching a career in the tech industry.

There will be three Road to College and Career Panels with the following themes:

  • Road to College - Pick the brain of current computer science students
  • Life After College – Engage with current post-baccalaureate and master’s students.
  • Path to Careers – Learn about the road to a career in the world of tech from established professionals across various aspects of the industry including coding, design, research and development, project management, and much more.

These panels are designed to give students exposure to each level on the path to a career in tech from real-life tech professionals. They will learn from undergraduate students about the academic preparation in college, hear from early-level career professionals in various aspects of the industry, and engage with successful tech innovation leaders.

Industry guest speakers and career panels allow for career path exploration.

 Explore career paths with industry experts, career panels, and guest speakers.

Our proprietary leadership training helps students harness their potential:

Leadership training includes the following themes:
 

  • Innovation
  • G.R.I.T. ® (Growth Mindset, Risk and Integrity for Twenty-first Century Leadership)
  • Collaboration
  • Communication & Group Dynamics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Literacy
  • Technology Literacy
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self Direction
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Competences
  • Productivity & Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility
Our proprietary leadership training helps students harness their potential:

Possible Site Visit Locations

New York University (NYU)

  • ARTECHOUSE (New York City)
  • New York City College of Technology
  • Tata Innovation Center
  • Facebook New York office tour
  • Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

World-Class Instructors Within the Field

Our Career Accelerators are taught by world-class instructors. Just check-out our Game Design instructor at NYU!

Jerry Woods

Jerry Wood is an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. He has been there since August 2010. He is also the Director of the Graduate Program in Information Technology at ATU. Previously, he served as the Head of the Computer Science Department until Fall 2021. Jerry completed both his PhD and his undergraduate studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His bachelor’s degree is in Computer Science, his master’s degree is in Information Technology and his PhD is in Computer and Information Science.  His research interests are primarily in the use of various technologies to improve the quality of information in an organization, but also in human-computer interaction, and information management. Jerry teaches undergraduate programming courses at Arkansas Tech University. Those courses include Introduction to Programming, Intermediate Programming, Scripting Languages, and a graduate course in Software Development. He also teaches graduate courses in Computer Networking and Information Quality. He has been nominated five times for his university’s faculty excellence in teaching award with his most recent nomination in March 2022. Jerry taught himself to program when he was 16 years old by learning how to write code to develop his own games. 

Campus Location

Where our Pre-College Career Accelerator
in Game Design with Unity C# will be offered in 2022

NYU

New York, NY

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