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Game Spaces and Virtual Environments (Ages 15-18)

In this course students will explore and experiment with 3D modeling in game design and animation. The course begins with several exercises to build skills in 3D software and theory, culminating with a final 3D animation or game project based on individual interests. Through the exploration of complex stories embedded within games and animations, students will learn the basics of 3D modeling and game software such as Maya, Unity, and Blender. Additionally, students will be asked to think critically about art making using these tools by exploring ideas of interactivity, storytelling, simulation, and social events. Looking to artists and game designers such as David O'Reilly, Eddo Stern, and Eva Papamargariti, students research how this medium can be used in traditional and non-traditional ways. *NOTE* Previous experience with computers and digital imaging software such as Adobe Photoshop is required. Experience with 3D software/animation is not required. SAIC provides computers with the appropriate software, but students are also encouraged to bring their own laptop with software for after-studio hours and homework. This is a great course to take along with 3D Animation.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,480
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost of $985. 



There are two registration options for this course. Call us at 312.629.6170 or email if you have any questions! We’re happy to help.

Option 1: Apply for aid/scholarships and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Select this option if you would like to apply for merit scholarship and/or need-based financial aid. You will be prompted to answer follow up questions on the next few screens, and pay the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at checkout. Once you have been notified of your potential award amounts, you will be required to pay your remaining balance online by our payment deadline.

Option 2: Pay in full now.
Select this option if you do not wish to apply for aid or scholarships and are ready to pay in full now for tuition, and housing fees (if requested). You will be prompted to answer follow up questions on the next few screens, and pay the full cost of tuition, and housing (if requested), at checkout. The full cost of the program tuition includes a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Registration for this course is closed.

Registration for this course is closed.

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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Maclean Building Room 917
Course number 1034
Course instructor Nick Ian Flaherty