Game Development & Programming

**This program is now full and is accepting applications for a waitlist.**


Residential (on-campus room and board included): $1395; $100 deposit due upon admission

Non-residential: $795; $100 deposit due upon admission

Date & Time

July 25-29 non-residential, July 24-30 residential

Students have the option to live on campus while attending this program (residential) or commute from home each day (non-residential). The residential program will run from Sunday, July 24 - Saturday, July 30 and will include evening and weekend activities. The non-residential program will be held from Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29 from 9 am - 5 pm each day.

Program Registration


**This program is now full and is accepting applications for a waitlist. Please enter "WAITLIST" on your application when prompted! Please view our policies and resources page before registration. 


Mies Campus

Workshop Objectives

Learn to create your own video game by planning its development to include graphics, audio, and music. During this workshop, you'll: 

  • Learn to develop a game concept, create a prototype, test its functionality, and iterate on your ideas
  • Expand on your development environment by adding multiplayer and enhanced gameplay features
  • Bring your game ideas to life by learning JavaScript, develop video games for your computer and web browsers with our hands-on projects, and eventually create your own video game

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Rising 10th - 12th graders

No prerequisite knowledge is required; however, it is recommended that students have some technical knowledge. Students practice hands-on basic techniques and continue into advanced techniques while building small project-based websites and web applications.



James Papademas is an industry professor of information technology and management at Illinois Tech. He has taught the Game Development and Programming course for several years.