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Future Game Designers

Future Game Designers is a FREE intensive, hands-on 12-week workshop designed to introduce talented high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to the process of digital game development and the game industry.

The program is free to participants, and will take place at the NYU Game Center's facilities in Downtown Brooklyn.  The workshop will introduces students to the methods, tools and principles used in developing digital games. Over the course of the 12 weeks, students will work alone and in groups to create a series of digital prototypes or ‘sketches’, culminating in a final polished game building on the lessons learned in the earlier sketches. This is a hands-on, primarily lab-based workshop, and so the focus is on learning-by-doing rather than on reading and discussion. Up to 16 students will be selected to participate, and we are focused on recruiting groups that are underrepresented within the game industry, particularly students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The workshop will also introduce students to the growing game development scene in New York City, and the evolving game industry.  There will be a focus on learning effective collaboration and communication techniques, consensus building and decision-making, and working creatively in a team.

Please read through the Spring Future Artist Program Requirements Page to learn how to apply. And check out the Tisch Special Programs Admissions Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

If you have questions about the program or the application you can e-mail future.gamedesigners@nyu.edu