Every year, the UCLA department of Design|Media Arts hosts several one week summer camp sessions – in the fields of graphic design, web, video, and of course, gaming – for older high school students. In past years, gaming has been taught by David Elliot, our current Game Lab manager, but this year gaming is being taught by Jonathan Cecil with TA Peter Lu. This year, Week 1 has a record enrollment of 13 students. These students had just one week to design and create a Flash based platformer. Check out all of the interesting project here. Also expect an upcoming interview with Joseph Midgett, one of our outstanding students.
Be sure to check out the Summer Institute home page. This site has all links to past Summer Institute projects as well as this year’s.