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Michigan State University Media Summer Camps

  • Program Address:

    404 Wilson Road
    East Lansing, MI 48824, U.S.A.

    Phone: 517-432-5192
  • Winter Address:

    404 Wilson Road
    East Lansing, MI 48824, U.S.A.

MSU Media Summer Camps are pre-college exposure programs for high school students in media and technology topics including video game design, 3D animation, and eSports. Each camp includes five full days of interactive and intensive instruction with MSU faculty and staff. Students may participate in day-only instruction or stay overnight.

Immersive Game Design (2 weeks): July 8-19:
Spend the first week exploring game design and development, writing engaging and interactive narratives, producing concept art, sound design, and level design. Spend the second week consolidating that knowledge into one complete interactive experience. Rooming and meals during the weekend of July 14-15 are included. There is no day-only option for this camp.

Streaming: League of Legends: July 8- 12; Super Smash Bros Ultimate: July 15-19:

Students will not only spend time playing video games at a competitive level, but will also learn how to record and stream their own gameplay like the professionals. Study film and game replays, practice techniques essential to competition, and receive top-level coaching for both gameplay and streaming.

3D Animation: July 8-12, 2019; July 15-19:
Learn the basics of computer-generated imagery (CGI) concept and creation. Learn to model 3D objects from pre-derived assets and then animate for film and game applications. Learn the foundation of rigging and texturing, and how to add character motion like walking and jumping.

Beginner Video Game Design: July 8-12; July 15- 19:
This camp students the basics of game design and development. Students are engaged in the game design process, from the initial game ideation, storyboarding, and pitching to the iterative development process of prototyping, playtesting, and balancing. Students learn the process, tasks, and roles involved in game development, including programmer, artist, designer, and producer, while building their very own 3D video game.

Advanced Video Game Design: July 15-19:
Building on the foundations of the beginner camp, students learn the ins and outs of 3D level design and build levels for their own game. Students must take our Video Game Design Camp before taking the Advanced Video Game Design Camp. Miss Media All-Girls Technology Camp: July 8- 12: An exploration of computing, game and web design, filmmaking, 3D animation, and television production. Taught by experienced female faculty, dynamic professionals, and some of our most enthusiastic college students, we'll provide females with the support and experience they'll need to develop awareness and confidence in specialized technology-driven fields.

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  • Nearest city:
    East Lansing, MI
  • Season opens:
    July 8, 2019
  • Season closes:
    July 19, 2019


  • Game Design
  • Gaming
  • E-sports
  • Film
  • Media Production
  • Web Design
  • 3D Animation
  • Video Broadcasting
  • Pre-college Experience
  • Team Building
  • Television Production
  • League of Legends
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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