Game Academy

Our summer Game Academy programs offer middle and high school students the chance to develop games using the innovative Game Studio model.

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Get a head start! Explore game majors. Make a game prototype.

The Champlain Game Academy offers two intensive pre-college programs for high school students in grades 10-12, and a newly added Intro to Game Development program for students in grades 7-9. Students who have graduated from 12th grade in the spring are also welcome to attend. Our programs are designed to explore what it is like to study game development in college while learning how to make games. Using the learning model of the acclaimed Champlain Game Studio, students in these programs will work in a creative cohort that stresses the importance of teamwork and creative collaboration.

Game Academy Programs

  • The Champlain Game Academy
  • The Advance Game Academy
  • Introduction to Game Development

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Program Overview

Find out more about about the different available programs offered through Game Academy.

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Student Experience

Student experience is of the utmost importance to us. Here you'll find information on schedules, lodging, safety, and more.

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World-Class Faculty

Game Academy faculty are industry-expert professors who teach game development in our college-level courses as well as summer programs.

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Program Fee

Find more information on the cost of admission, our refund policy, and financial assistance.

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Sign up online for Game Academy, Advance Game Academy, or Introduction to Game Development.

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In the News

Read about the Champlain Game Academy and learn more information through digital news articles.

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Contact Us

Have questions or want more information? Reach out to our Game Academy staff!

The Academy totally mirrors what goes on at Champlain. Everything they do in the Academy is what a student would experience as part of the undergraduate program.
Dean Lawson, Game Studio Associate Professor & Game Academy Faculty

Six Majors. One Experience.

The Game Studio at Champlain College is the premier program for students looking to get a professional game development experience from day one of their education. Take major-specific classes and learn the skills and techniques that go into building your favorite games. Work as a team with other game students and construct fully functional games that you can download, play, and publish. By graduation, you’ll be prepared to succeed in a rewarding career in game development. At the Game Studio, we don’t simulate what game development could look like—we put you in the middle of the real game studio experience.

The Game Studio Experience

Interested in Learning More?

We’ll send you Game Studio info plus a game art poster designed by our students when you fill out this form.