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UC Santa Barbara IT Summer Camp

Address: Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States
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Description UC Santa Barbara IT Summer Camp

IT Summer Camp accepts children and adolescents of all skill levels to discover programming, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cinema, robotics and game design, developing the skills that are in demand for competition in companies such as LogMeIn, Sonos, LinkedIn, SpaceX. 

Camp participants get several advantages: small classes, qualified staff, advanced courses, high-quality results.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in UC Santa Barbara IT Summer Camp

Program name
29.06.2020 -24.07.2020
from 2 548 $ / week

Java Coding: Build Mods with Minecraft

  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Tools: Minecraft, Java, IntelliJ.

Students will learn Minecraft source code, learn the basics of the Java programming language, integrate custom tools, blocks, and mods into their version of this open source game. The Java Coding: Build Mods with Minecraft course introduces Java programming in an accessible way, prepares students for future programming.

In this course you will:

  • Use variables, functions, control structures to configure Minecraft
  • Encode using Java
  • Create Minecraft Mods
  • Develop logical thinking.

Java Coding: Custom Blocks & Maps in Minecraft

  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, game development, creative
  • Equipment: Minecraft, Java, IntelliJ.

Participants will learn how to use Java code to add a personalized modernized style to Minecraft, create their own objects, blocks, design, build an adventure map to include their own add-ons in the game. The practice of Java coding, game design will allow you to create mods, maps, share them with friends.

Program Content:

  • Create Minecraft adventure maps, mods
  • Using variables, functions, control structures to configure Minecraft
  • Java coding
  • The development of logical thinking.
22.06.2020 -31.07.2020
from 2 648 $ / week

YouTube Gamecasting & Video Production

  • 10-12 liters
  • Creative
  • Equipment: Adobe Premiere, video equipment, YouTube.

Creating an attractive online presence for a YouTube gamer, a popular video style will allow you to broadcast your favorite video games, go to the basics of production to create audio, visual effects for an exciting online broadcast around the world. YouTube Gamecasting & Video Production is the perfect mix of games, video production, instilling many exciting, real-world skills.

A prerequisite is teamwork for sharing video equipment.

Students will master:

  • Creation of gameplay YouTube videos
  • Using software for camera work, video editing, audio
  • Creating an online brand.

Video Production: Start Your Own YouTube Channel

  • 10-12 liters
  • Creative
  • Software: Adobe Premiere, video equipment, YouTube.

Program participants will create their own YouTube brand - from video blogs to study guides, short films - children will choose the format of online presence themselves. Participants will start with the basics of composition, they will shoot, work on professional equipment, improve their staff with the help of Adobe Premiere software, which allows you to drag and drop, takes projects to a new level. A prerequisite is teamwork skills for sharing video equipment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Creating video content, using the basics of production
  • Using Professional DSLR Cameras for Shooting
  • Creating a unique online brand.
13.07.2020 -17.07.2020
from 2 648 $ / week

Creative Design Studio with Adobe Animate

  • 10-12 liters
  • Game Dev, Creative
  • Tools: Adobe Creative Suite.

The Creative Design Studio with Adobe Animate course begins with the fundamental principles of art, animation, which are used by game design professionals. Students will use premium Adobe Animate software, a set of other Adobe products to reveal their inner vision. Developing skills to solve technical problems, planning composition, critical thinking, the course provides a solid foundation in the field of design, creative solutions - the necessary skills for a successful designer.

Students will master:

  • Design art, animation using the basics of drawing
  • Using Wacom Professional Drawing Tablets
  • Practice visual storytelling using a conceptual approach, planning
  • Digital Portfolio Development.
06.07.2020 -10.07.2020
from 2 548 $ / week

Code Apps with C ++

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding
  • Hardware: C ++, Microsoft Visual Studio Community.

Teenagers will learn the basics of C ++, one of the most important programming languages, master applications that allow you to design system software. C ++ will allow you to engage in coding, development, regardless of what students want to create. Using the acquired coding skills, students will develop their own projects, test the growing knowledge in an interview format.

The course includes:

  • Initialization, use of variables
  • Work with strings, characters, algorithms
  • Solving programming problems using logic
  • Ability to respond to user input.
06.07.2020 -10.07.2020
from 2 548 $ / week

Develop & Code Games with C ++

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Features: C ++, the Microsoft Visual Studio community.

The program will allow to raise the level of C ++ ownership to a new level, to introduce images into the developed games. Using graphic libraries, students will be able to create their own arcade games in one of the most popular programming languages. Participants will focus on managing basic artificial intelligence, keyboard, mouse, and the main components of the game. Participants use the standard edition of Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition to create impressive projects.

The program allows you to:

  • Initialize, use variables
  • Work with strings, characters, algorithms
  • Use graphic libraries to add visual effects.
  • Learn to respond to user input.
29.06.2020 -03.07.2020
from 2 598 $ / week

Snapchat Filters & 3D Modeling with Maya

  • 13-17 l.
  • Creative
  • Software: Autodesk Maya, Snapchat Lens Studio.

Snapchat provides an unprecedented opportunity to share visual experiences with friends, family. Participants use Autodesk Maya, create models, small characters or details, create their own AR filters, gif images using Snapchat Lens Studio. Combining imagination with Snapchat's wealth and the power of Autodesk Maya, students get unlimited creative possibilities.

What the course will teach:

  • Use polygon and curve modeling tools
  • Practice environmental modeling techniques
  • Add lighting, materials
  • Create Snapchat filters.

Accommodation, housing and food

Summer Camp offers hostels: high-rise, low-rise buildings with breathtaking views over the ocean. The apartments are conveniently located between the main campus, Isla Vista, shopping centers. The campus has spacious outdoor areas for games, study.

Events UC Santa Barbara IT Summer Camp

The camp staff organizes leisure activities for children on campus and might also organize supervised excursions off campus. Children might also visit nearby attractions that are walking distance from the camp locations. A busy extra-curricular life will not let anyone get bored, help you relax and gain strength before new activities.


  • Qualified camp staff and instructors: they are high-level professionals in demand by companies such as Google, Apple, EA, Disney, and graduates of elite universities.
  • Visiting the camp, students spend their summer holidays in a safe environment: the staff undergoes individual approach.
  • Small classes, a maximum of 10 students per instructor. 
  • Program participants receive supporting documents and in the 2 week Academy courses a portfolio

Equipment UC Santa Barbara IT Summer Camp

IT Summer Camp provides the most advanced software and hardware that allows students to develop as professionals using the latest tools from Adobe, Epic Games, Autodesk, VEX, Sphero, Roblox.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Technical Camp: 

  • Jun 22-26
  • Jun 29-Jul 3
  • Jul 6-10
  • Jul 13-17
  • Jul 20-24
  • Jul 27-31

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 250 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

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Scholarships UC Santa Barbara IT Summer Camp

Summer programs with IT UC Santa Barbara help students who need financial help to pay for courses. Sponsors, corporate partners provide scholarships to talented students. Future scholarship holders fulfill additional requirements, study additional modules or undergo specialized programs. After submitting the application, candidates receive an answer by e-mail - it is important to immediately respond to letters regarding financial assistance.

The deadline for submitting applications for participation in the Assistance Program is December 1-April 15.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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