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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

small star icon Summer 2014 Precollege Programs in the Arts:
 New! Code Breakers and App Designers

mobile gaming image with tablet and mobile phoneGrades 4–9

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of Web projects and design challenges each day, and take the first step toward becoming the next tech star! Also, enter into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized game development tool, students will explore the world of phone-based and tablet applications. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions.

  • Parents may choose to publish apps if certain criteria are met; final decisions are at the sole discretion of Apple or Google.
  • Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer.
  • No previous experience is necessary.
  • Students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to enroll in this program.

For grade 9 (refer to youth programs for students in grades 4–8):
To broaden exposure to the arts, Code Breakers and App Designers can be combined with Video Game Creators and Animators, Minecraft™ Designers and 3-D Video Game Creators (new!), the Acting Intensive, Architecture Intensive, Filmmaking Institute, Songwriting Workshop, Creative Vocal Lab, and/or Project Fashion Designer to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Session III: July 28–August 8
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,165 for the first registration
$1,048.50 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 2, 2014)

About the Instructors

This program is designed by Black Rocket, an educational technology company that specializes in emerging technologies and instruction. Black Rocket has more than a decade of experience designing camps in the digital arts, STEM, and leadership fields. Every program is powered by the campers’ innate imaginations and designed to bring their ideas to life in a fun, simple learning environment. From concept to creation, students will demonstrate their masterpiece to the world at the end of each week! All Black Rocket programs mirror real-life experiences and the collaborative nature of the design process. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Posted Dec. 11, 2013