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Future Game Designers

About the Program

Course Number: GAMES-NT 1

Fture Game Designers is a FREE intensive, hands-on 14-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 introduce students to the methods, tools and principles used in developing digital games. Over the course of the 14 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.

Photo by Dylan Kenseth

IMPORTANT DATES

Spring 2018 Program Dates

The program meets weekly, from Saturday, February 3, 2018 to Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Class will not be held on Saturday, March 10 because of NYU Spring Break and SAT exams.

Spring 2018 Application Deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:00pm ET.

Join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017 for the Future Artists Open House. Click here to RSVP.

More dates and deadlines are available on the Tisch Special Programs Admissions Calendar.

How to Apply

Please read through the Spring Future Artists Program Requirements Page to learn how to apply.

If you have questions about the program or the application, please contact the NYU Game Center at 646.997.0708 or future.gamedesigners@nyu.edu.