iD Tech Unreal Engine 4 Level Design and VR Lab

AGES: 13-18, Co-ed, minimum 2 weeks

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner - Advanced

PATH: Coding, Design, Game Dev

PREREQUISITE: Ability to work as part of a team 

TOOLS: C++, Unreal Engine 4, Autodesk Maya

Course Description

Launch your career as a level designer as you build your own game prototype with a team of peers. Learn the full development cycle of production as you work together to turn your ideas into a playable game.

In week one, learn how to design levels using Unreal Engine 4. Create breathtaking environments while learning world-building techniques to amp up your visual storytelling. Hone your moment-to-moment gameplay design skills like level pacing and balancing. Finish the week by delving further into game design theory.

In week two, dig into your role and launch an indie studio with your team to create your combined vision. Learn how to organize your tasks and collaborate effectively. Add new level design skills tailored to your game and prepare to show off your work at the end of the week.

In this course, your student will:

  • Build levels and environments using geometry

  • Develop realistic VR worlds utilizing game design theory

  • Place actors such as lights, weapons, and meshes

  • Use Blueprints, a visual programming language

  • Implement source control techniques to effectively work in a team

Your student will take home:

  • Project Files

  • Completed game

  • Digital portfolio for college admissions

  • Diploma

  • Course transcripts

  • T-shirt, water bottle, and USB drive

This virtual reality course is perfect for students wanting a future in Coding, Game Development, or Design.

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