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University of Alabama IT Summer Camp

Address: 1720 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294, United States
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Description University of Alabama IT Summer Camp

  • Location: Buckingham, Alabama, USA
  • Ages 7-17
  • Co-ed programs
  • Weeklong camps
  • Programs run June 15 to July 17

IT summer camp with programming opens up an opportunity for adolescents of all skill levels to learn programming, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cinematography, robotics, game design, developing the skills needed to compete in companies and startups like Shipt, Fleetio, Planet Fundraiser.

Studying in the IT cmp involves small classes, working with best camp staff, and effective curriculum that gives amazing results.

Participants in the summer course will be able to feel a part of their student life at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. The structure of this state research institution, founded in 1969, includes one of the largest academic medical centers in the country.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Alabama IT Summer Camp

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
15.06.2020 -19.06.2020 29.06.2020 -03.07.2020 13.07.2020 -17.07.2020
10-12
from 2 478 $ / week

Roblox Entrepreneur: Imaginative Game Design

  • Age: 10-12 liters.
  • Tools: Roblox, Roblox Studio.

Roblox is one of the fastest growing platforms for creating games on the planet, attracting more than 100 million players per month, and the leading developers of which receive more than $ 1 million per year. The participant will use the built-in Roblox editor to create three-dimensional worlds, publish, share, play with friends on any platform - from the console to the mobile phone. Young people will learn games that have become hits, learn how to implement some monetization strategies in their own games.

15.06.2020 -19.06.2020 29.06.2020 -03.07.2020 13.07.2020 -17.07.2020
10-12
from 2 478 $ / week

Roblox Entrepreneur: Lua Coding and Game Scripts

  • Age: 10-12 liters.
  • Tools: Roblox, Roblox Studio.

Roblox is one of the fastest growing platforms for creating games on the planet: more than 100 million players a month, and its leading developers earn more than $ 1 million a year. Students will use the built-in Roblox editor to create three-dimensional worlds, Lua is a powerful, fast programming language for coding game mechanics, which allows you to create scripts for your own game, selling to other designers.

29.06.2020 -10.07.2020
10-12
from 2 478 $ / week

Java Coding: Build Mods with Minecraft

  • Age: 10-12 liters.
  • Tools: Minecraft, Java, IntelliJ.

Summer course participants will learn Minecraft source code and the basics of the Java programming language, integrate custom tools, blocks and mobs into their version of this open-source game. Classes introduce Java programming in an accessible way, prepare students for future programming.

Java Coding: Custom Blocks and Maps in Minecraft

  • Age: 10-12 liters.
  • Tools: Minecraft, Java, IntelliJ.

Young people will learn Java code to add a personalized, modernized style to Minecraft, create their own objects and blocks, and then design and build an adventure map to incorporate their own add-ons into the game. The practice of Java coding and game design will allow you to create mods and maps, share them with your friends.

22.06.2020 -26.06.2020
10-12
from 2 528 $ / week

Coding and engineering 101

  • Age: 10-12 liters.
  • Tools: JavaScript, micro: bit.

The versatile, dynamic Coding and Engineering 101 course combines coding and development. Pupils begin by learning the basics of computer and hardware, combining this knowledge with the concepts of object-oriented programming. Further programming instruction is provided using micro: bit, an interactive handheld computer that participants will take home. Using micro: bit JavaScript, participants will learn how to detect movement, send messages, and create games. Individual students will need to tighten their practical skills in hardware and coding.

06.07.2020 -10.07.2020
10-12
from 2 778 $ / week

Robotics and Sensors with Take-Home Sphero RVR

  • Age: 10-12 liters.
  • Tools: Sphero RVR with Advanced Sensor Kit.

The Robotics and Sensors with Take-Home Sphero RVR course includes working with autonomous robotics - the revolutionary Sphero RVR: a programmable robot that is ready to work right after unpacking. Sphero RVR is a customizable bot with a wide range of sensors, a professional-level control system, a powerful engine with off-road treadmills.

A necessary condition for participation: the ability to work in a team: each student will be provided with a separate computer and robot, but they will perform tasks in groups.

13.07.2020 -17.07.2020
10-12
from 2 578 $ / week

Creative Design Studio with Adobe Animate

  • Age: 10-12 liters.
  • Tools: Adobe Creative Suite.

Creative Design Studio with Adobe Animate will allow you to learn the fundamental principles of art and animation that are used by game design professionals. Students will use premium software, Adobe Animate, a set of other Adobe products. Developing such skills as problem solving, critical thinking, composition planning, the course will form a solid foundation for mastering design principles and creative solutions - the necessary skills to succeed as a designer.

13.07.2020 -17.07.2020
13-17
from 2 478 $ / week

Game Design and Development 101

  • Age: 13-17 years.
  • Tools: Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine 4.

Students will learn the professional design of video games using the industry's most popular tools. Starting the week by exploring Maya 3D objects and designing Unreal Engine 4 levels, participants will combine their new skills to create a carefully thought-out fictional world. By importing their Maya models into Unreal, students will add unique coded elements using the UE4 Blueprints visual scripting system. They will complete a comprehensive course with their own professionally designed gaming level for their own portfolio.

22.06.2020 -26.06.2020
13-16
from 2 828 $ / week

VR Design with Unity and Oculus Go

  • Age: 13-17 years.
  • Tools: Unity, Magica Voxel, Oculus Go.

The summer VR Design with Unity and Oculus Go program will allow you to master working with virtual reality, Oculus Go. This all-in-one virtual system with no wires or cords connected is combined with Unity, a standard game engine, creating amazing worlds that allow you to see and hear. After completing the course, students will take their projects and Oculus Go home to continue to create and improve their interactive projects.

06.07.2020 -10.07.2020
13-17
from 2 528 $ / week

Intro to Python Coding for Machine Learning

  • Age: 13-17 years.
  • Tools: Python, Tensorflow, PyCharm.

Coding skills are one of the most sought after in the modern labor market, and the summer camp Intro to Python Coding for Machine Learning provides real machine learning experience. After learning the basics, teens will apply their coding knowledge to machine learning. They will start with logic games, Python, the fastest growing programming language available, then move on to object-oriented concepts. With a deeper understanding of coding, participants will learn how to create simple neural networks and prepare for advanced machine learning courses.

06.07.2020 -10.07.2020
13-17
from 2 478 $ / week

Advanced Minecraft Modding with Java

  • Age: 13-17 years.
  • Tools: Minecraft, Java, IntelliJ.

Participants in the Advanced Minecraft Modding with Java program will go beyond the basics and go straight to Java coding with Minecraft, learn how to change the code base in a popular game, creating their own tools, blocks, and mobs. By unlocking the power of Java, participants will gain critical problem-solving skills for their future careers and personal projects.

15.06.2020 -19.06.2020
13-17
from 2 478 $ / week

Code App with Java

  • Age: 13-17 years.
  • Tools: Java, IntelliJ.

Young people will learn the basics of Java, one of the earliest and still relevant programming languages: Java has many uses, from game development to business applications. No matter how advanced the student is in writing code - just starting out, writing a resume for college or preparing for the AP Computer Science exam - he will be able to hone his Java skills with console applications, programming tasks.

15.06.2020 -19.06.2020
13-17
from 2 478 $ / week

Java Coding and Game Development

  • Age: 13-17 years.
  • Tools: Java, IntelliJ, Processing.

Thanks to the Java Coding and Game Development program, teens will discover the intersection of coding and graphics. Using Java, one of the most popular coding languages in the world, students will learn the basics of programming by creating arcade games, go beyond text programs, and create visual interactions using a processing library. With attractive graphics that take programs beyond the console framework, participants will create a portfolio that colleges will notice!

22.06.2020 -03.07.2020
13-17
from 2 478 $ / week

Code Apps with C ++

  • Age: 13-17 years.
  • Tools: C ++, Microsoft Visual Studio Community.

Young people will learn the basics of C ++, one of the most important programming languages, applications covering the design of system software, game development. C ++ opens the door to the vast world of coding: using new skills, students will develop projects and test their knowledge when discussing programming problems during an interview.

22.06.2020 -03.07.2020
13-17
from 2 478 $ / week

Develop and Code Games with C ++

  • Age: 13-17 years.
  • Tools: C ++, Microsoft Visual Studio Community.

The Develop and Code Games with C ++ course will allow students to take C ++ proficiency to a new level by incorporating images into their developed games. Using graphic libraries, they will create their own arcade games in one of the most popular programming languages, focus on the implementation of keyboard and mouse controls, basic artificial intelligence, collision detection for the interaction of all the main components of the creation of the game. Participants will be able to start a career in gaming programming, using the standard edition of Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition to create impressive projects.

Creative Design Lab: YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat

  • Age: 13-17 years.
  • Tools: Adobe Creative Suite, Snapchat Lens Studio.

This program will allow you to learn the basics of art and design, developing creative skills. With Adobe Animate and the rest of the Adobe Suite, you can create animations, GIFs, or even illustrations, share these animations on YouTube, create attractive snippets for posting on TikTok, or turn your art into augmented reality filters to enhance your presence on Instagram and Snapchat . Creative skills and tools will expand your capabilities at any chosen site.

Accommodation, housing and food

Dormitories are located next to Campus Green, three blocks from each other, creating a close-knit academic community. Living on campus will allow you to meet new people, communicate with peers outside of class, and live in a comfortable environment.

Events University of Alabama 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. 

Advantages

  • The training center attracts the best specialists from universities such as Stanford, MIT, Caltech. Through rigorous recruitment practices, rigorous safety certificates, and personal lessons, students receive the best education. Many summer camp instructors collaborate with companies such as Google, Electronic Arts, Disney.
  • Camp participants receive an individually selected curriculum in small classes.
  • Students will study technical courses based on tools from Adobe, Epic Games, Roblox, Sphero, hone new skills, creating an impressive final project

Equipment University of Alabama IT Summer Camp

Program participants use the latest software, hardware, the latest professional tools from Adobe, Epic Games, Autodesk, VEX, Sphero, Roblox and others.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Technical Camp 

  • Jun 15-19
  • Jun 22-26
  • Jun 29-Jul 3
  • Jul 6-10
  • Jul 13-17

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

  • Age: The minimum age for each course must be reached by December 31
  • Knowledge of English: at a level sufficient to understand the educational material
  • Technical Skills: Some courses require an advanced level of knowledge in mathematics.

Scholarships University of Alabama IT Summer Camp

The goal of the IT summer camp is to help as many students as possible.

Types of scholarships:

  • Individual scholarships
  • Nonprofit Group Scholarships
  • Training discount program.

Scholarships sponsored by corporate partners often involve additional requirements or specialized programs. After submitting the application, candidates receive an answer by e-mail - it is necessary to respond to letters on time.

The deadline for submitting applications for participation in the assistance program is from December 1 to April 15.

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- 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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