This program has been cancelled. Please visit Pre-College Summer Programs to learn about our other online, daytime, and residential programs.

Program Description 

Do you love role-playing games (RPGs)? Is your imagination bursting with ideas? Build those interests in Tabletop Game Design this summer. This certificate course will give you the opportunity to play RPGs from all over the world with your peers. We will play games like Dungeons and Dragons, Lasers and Feelings, and Golden Sky Stories, and each student will have the opportunity to be a games master. Students will learn some of the history and behind-the-scenes information about RPG Tabletop creation, as well as practice game design through the creation of a Tabletop RPG of their own to share with friends and family. 

Eligibility and Program Requirements

10th–12th grade (ages 14-17)

Upon registration, students must submit the following in order to confirm enrollment in the program:

  • Program fee
  • Parental consent form, which will be sent by email via DocuSign

Access to a laptop or desktop computer, stable internet access, and the ability to download and install software is required. The program will take place online using the Zoom platform. In order for the program to be as interactive as possible, students are encouraged to use their webcam during the synchronous sessions. Students participating in Illinois Tech online summer programs must be at least 14 years of age to participate. View Zoom privacy policy.


This course will be taught by Ph.D. candidate and current Illinois State Board Educator M.S. Rachel Hirsh.