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University of Washington Summer Kids Academy Camp

Address: Seattle, WA 98195, United States
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Description University of Washington Summer Kids Academy Camp

  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Students age: 12-18, 14-18 years.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training: technical children's camp.

The University of Washington community is one of the strongest and most diverse, reflecting the local academic culture. The camp staff strives to provide participants with the highest level of technical education in a beautiful campus.

The staff consists of working technical specialists, STEM teachers, computer science teachers, and professors of specialized colleges. Summer camps accept students of primary, secondary, high school, help them develop film production skills, learn how to develop new video games, write applications, create models, print 3D designs.

Founded in 1861, Washington University is the oldest state university on the West Coast. UW is known for discoveries made by graduates: chewing gum, vinyl, synthetic rubber, color TV. Beverly Cleary, Chuck Close, Bonnie Dunbar are outstanding researchers whose heritage continues to motivate UW students.

In 1970, the university organized an event called “The world's first trash can”: participants brought garbage from the house, divided it into glass, metal, paper, plastic, learned to introduce new methods of waste management. Today it is a world leader in waste management.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Washington Summer Kids Academy Camp

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
13.07.2020 -07.08.2020
12-18
from 5 670 $ / 2 weeks

Illustration & Animation Academy

The Illustration & Animation Academy course teaches future animators and illustrators all the intricacies of creating 2D animation films, conceptual illustrations for a commercial studio. Students will develop storyboards, character images, and ready-to-use resources for films, commercials, and video games. They will master the basic skills of storytelling with the help of drawings, how to present these stories using the resources of a professional studio. Young people will learn how to use modern tools - Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Photoshop, professional-quality equipment. By the end of their studies, they will complete the portfolio and will be able to start their careers in animation, commercial art.

In the first week, students will receive background information on 2D animation and digital illustration: students begin with an understanding of professional animation production, use standard tools - Adobe Photoshop, Toon Boom Harmony, finish the week with a production package, a portfolio of illustrated works. Participants will apply these creations to the final animation, repeat the actions of industry professionals in large studios.

The second week is devoted to the creation of 2D animation, character development, potential animators, illustrators will gain direct experience as a production designer. Thanks to the use of professional tools Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Photoshop, students will go beyond a simple hobby, learn how to create animated films professionally. Students will create a list of assets ready for work (characters, backgrounds, props), it can be used as a high-level portfolio.

Learning Objectives:

  • Animated pre-production conveyor
  • Illustrating Adobe Photoshop
  • Toon Boom Harmony Animation
  • Character customization
  • Creating complex backgrounds, animated props
  • Mastering the XSheets tool, types of nodes, camera controls.

Students work after the end of the course:

  • Digital drawings
  • Illustrated Preparatory Package
  • Character Tables
  • Short animation of their work
  • Cartoon character
  • Ready backgrounds
  • Props, animation sets
  • Animated scene.
13.07.2020 -07.08.2020
12-18
from 5 640 $ / 2 weeks

Filmmaking academy

Teenagers will learn the film-making process, use high-quality Canon cameras, Adobe Premiere Pro tools, After Effects. Each week ends with a film showing it to the class, staff, parents.

Participants will master film production, video production with Premiere: the basic principles of a short narrative genre: scenario structure, functionality, camera work, description of roles. Students will learn teamwork skills, learn the storyboard mechanism, directorial work, editing. Students upload each project to their own YouTube channel.

Part 2 of the program includes studying film production, After Effects visual effects, familiarity with caption design, basic VFX in Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, before starting work on your short project. Pupils shoot film projects of various genres, including narration, music video, documentary films. Teenagers will leave this course with several completed film projects.

Training program:

  • The main language of film production, the structure of history
  • DSLR Camera Shooting
  • Effective use of sound, music
  • Advanced post-production editing techniques Adobe Premiere
  • Advanced cinematography, the importance of staging
  • Storyboard, scene lock
  • Basic Adobe Photoshop Workflow, After Effects for VFX
  • Philosophy, sound design technology.

Study results:

  • Two to three short films
  • Original script
  • Short dialogue scene
  • A short scene of the conversation of the protagonist, the antagonist
  • The final draft of the narrative film.
13.07.2020 -07.08.2020
12-18
from 5 590 $ / 2 weeks

Artificial Intelligence Academy

Artificial intelligence, automation will replace almost half of all the work that is currently being done by 16-24 year olds. Outstripping this trend, participants will learn how the machines that will perform this work are arranged. They will examine in detail machine learning tools, the leading development language of Python AI, use them to create amazing things: they will teach the computer to play their favorite game, find patterns that people cannot see, and will develop interactive simulations. Using programming, algorithms will find application to computers that were never considered possible.

Students will learn the beginnings of artificial intelligence, machine learning using Python: they will develop projects based on machine learning with block programming. As they progress through the course, students will learn the basics of Python programming by creating machine learning projects - chat bots, predictive models, game bots.

Students will learn how to apply AI to data, tools, services, how to apply AI to their own projects. By the end of the week, young people will master the theory, mathematics of machine learning, solve problems with data, using the skills and strategies acquired in the course.

Camp program:

  • The basics of artificial intelligence, machine learning
  • The practical application of machine learning
  • The study of neural networks
  • Strengths, artificial intelligence forecast limits
  • Using image recognition, science data problem solving.

Development Objects:

  • Neural network injection
  • Image Classifier by Category
  • AI that allows you to play using video from a webcam
  • Data visualization
  • Additional projects.
27.07.2020 -07.08.2020
12-18
from 5 790 $ / 2 weeks

Software Development & Coding Academy

The two-week Software Development & Coding program teaches you how to use the most widely used software development tools: Java is the most widely used programming language, React is the industry standard for developing cross-platform applications. Students get the opportunity to open many doors, possessing the knowledge, know-how to use Java, React, allowing them to develop applications, games, drawings. Students will learn Java and then use React to design mobile applications for several platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile.

Pupils will master processing commands, learn the basics of programming, create their own drawings, animations, learn object-oriented programming in Java, and develop multiclass games or applications.

Students will learn to combine new React, HTML, Javascript, CSS skills to create useful, fun applications, learn to create powerful interfaces, applications or games of their choice. By joining Digital Media Academy, students will develop coding skills.

The course of study includes:

  • Mastering programming as a tool
  • Understanding Consistent Systems
  • Mastering game logic, variables, loops, conditional expressions
  • Familiar with application development principles, including UI / UX design
  • The study of adaptive design, prototyping, testing, arrays, data structures, object-oriented design, reactive software development, components, web programming language.

Objects of work:

  • Mobile puzzle game, text application
  • The app for Android or iOS of your choice
  • Game history or animation of their choice
  • Simulation game
  • Music visualization
  • Drawings, animation
  • Image Filter, Manipulation
  • GUI
13.07.2020 -17.07.2020 27.07.2020 -31.07.2020
12-18
from 2 875 $ / week

Intro to 2D Animation & Digital Illustration

The program includes the use of professional software, equipment for graphic design, allowing you to revive your characters. Participants will leave the course, having mastered basic knowledge, experience of professional illustration, animation.

Young people will pay special attention to illustrative preproduction, will use standard tools - Photoshop, Toon Boom Harmony. They will create a production package, a portfolio of illustrated works, apply their achievements to the final animation, and reproduce what process industry professionals use in large studios.

Teens will learn:

  • Animated pre-production conveyor
  • Illustrating Adobe Photoshop
  • Animation of Toon Boom Harmony.

Results of work:

  • Digital drawings
  • Illustrated Preparatory Package
  • Character Tables
  • Short animated film.
20.07.2020 -24.07.2020 03.08.2020 -07.08.2020
12-18
from 2 875 $ / week

2D Animation Production & Character Development

The program for future stage designers allows you to use Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Photoshop, tools to create works of art, to create ready-made resources, to study the intricacies of finding yourself at an advanced production studio. Teens will acquire the skills necessary to become not only software professionals.

2D Animation Production will give potential animators, illustrators a direct experience as a production designer. Through the use of professional production tools, students will go beyond simple hobbies, learn how to create works of art for commercial use.

Students will create a stock of ready-to-work assets - characters, backgrounds, props, which can be used as a high-level portfolio. Students will learn important tools - X-Sheets, Node Viewers, characters, camera control, using the passion for cartoons and pictures for the career of 2D Animation Production.

The course includes:

  • Character customization
  • Development of complex backgrounds, props
  • Mastering the camera controls.

What students will create:

  • Cartoon character
  • Ready backgrounds
  • Props, animation sets, scenes.
13.07.2020 -17.07.2020 27.07.2020 -31.07.2020
12-18
from 2 845 $ / week

Intro to Filmmaking & Video Production w / Premiere

Using the latest equipment, techniques, software, adolescents will master all the intricacies of video production, film shooting, and the use of an editing tool trusted by professionals - Adobe Premiere.

The program allows you to explore the basic principles of short film production: script structure, camera functionality, description of roles. Then, students will learn how to work in a team, create storyboards, direct, edit. Students will prepare two or three short films from start to finish, study each experience, share, reflect, and receive constructive feedback. Projects are carried out by small teams of 3-5 people. Each student will edit their version of the project using material shot by the group.

The course includes:

  • The main language of film production, the structure of history
  • Effective use of sound, music when creating a movie
  • Cinematography with DSLR cameras
  • Storyboard lock scenes
  • Post-production editing Adobe Premiere.

Results:

  • Two to three short films.
20.07.2020 -24.07.2020 03.08.2020 -07.08.2020
12-18
from 2 845 $ / week

Filmmaking & Visual Effects w / After Effects

Video, movies today include a lot of post-production work, which allows you to create incredible visual impressions. Based on knowledge of the basic principles of filmmaking, young people begin work, starting with a short narrative project, which they complete on the first day of the course.

Students make film projects of various genres, including narration, music video, documentary, art, learn about the design of captions, the main visual effects or VFX using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and begin the second short film. They gain basic knowledge of sound design for the production of videos, films.

Syllabus:

  • Advanced cinematography, basics of staging
  • DSLR Camera Shooting
  • Photoshop Basic Workflow, After Effects
  • Advanced Adobe Premiere Editing Techniques
  • The philosophy, technology, underlying sound design.

What will take home:

  • Original script
  • Short dialogue scene
  • A short dialogue between the protagonist and the antagonist
  • Final Project is a short film.
13.07.2020 -17.07.2020 27.07.2020 -31.07.2020
12-18
from 2 795 $ / week

Intro to Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

It is expected that artificial intelligence, automation will replace almost half of all the work that is currently being done by 16-24-year-olds. Outstripping this trend, you will learn how the machines that will perform these types of work work.

The course will introduce machine learning tools, their use in creating amazing things: teach a computer to play, find patterns that a person cannot see, create interactive simulations. Using programming, algorithms, you find computers application that was not previously considered possible.

Plan of the education:

  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Finding Useful Information with Computer Vision
  • The solution of many problems using machine learning.

Developed projects:

  • Introduced neural network to solve a specific problem
  • Additional AI projects, proof of concept.
20.07.2020 -24.07.2020 03.08.2020 -07.08.2020
12-18
from 2 795 $ / week

Applied Data Science & Artificial Intelligence w / Python

It is expected that artificial intelligence, automation will do half of all the work that is currently being done by young people 16-24 years old. This course will allow teens, relying on knowledge of the basics of Python, machine learning. At the initial stage, young people will study how artificial intelligence is applied to data, tools, services, and then they will learn how they apply AI in practice, then they will study the theory, mathematics of machine learning, solve problems with data using acquired skills and strategies.

Course Plan:

  • The basics of machine learning, neural network
  • Strengths, weaknesses of AI, predictions of results
  • Image recognition, data science, their application to specific projects.

Class results:

  • Image classifier by category
  • AI that allows you to use video from a webcam in game projects
  • Visualization, data interpretation.
27.07.2020 -31.07.2020
12-18
from 2 895 $ / week

Intro to Java Programming

Java is the most widely used programming language, the best coding method. Teenagers will receive knowledge, know-how in the field of Java for the development of applications, games, drawings. Students will use processing commands, learn the basics of programming, create their own drawings, animations, learn object-oriented programming in Java, create multi-class games, applications.

Students will master:

  • Programming as a tool
  • Understanding Consistent Systems
  • Game logic
  • Variables, loops, conditional expressions.

Final projects:

  • Figure, animation
  • A game, story or animation of your choice.
03.08.2020 -07.08.2020
12-18
from 2 895 $ / week

Mobile App Development with React

React Native is a development tool chosen by professionals, developers of mobile applications for several platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile. Based on the participants' knowledge of Java, the course will be a study tour teaching new skills in HTML, Javascript, CSS to create useful, fun applications. By the end of the week, young people will learn how to create powerful interfaces, applications or games of their choice.

Teenagers will learn:

  • Application Development Principles
  • UI / UX design, responsive design, prototyping, testing
  • Advanced programming methods - arrays, data structures, object-oriented design
  • React Native, its components, programming in web language.

The course ends with the creation of:

  • Mobile puzzle game, text application
  • The application for Android, iOS of your choice.
13.07.2020 -24.07.2020
9-12
from 2 845 $ / week

Adventures in filmmaking

Regardless of whether students want to shoot Internet videos or products for the big screen, the course prepares students for future film production.

For the first 2 days, students will learn to develop story ideas with small production groups. When creating a short commercial or similar project, students practice shooting, editing, and create a film. For the past 3 days, students will continue to develop filmmaking skills while completing the final elective project. The week will end with a film festival, participants will leave the camp, having mastered the production skills necessary to create a film, shots of their own short film.

Syllabus:

  • The process of making a movie from start to finish
  • Using the camera to tell stories
  • Editing with Adobe Premiere
  • Teamwork skills
  • Creating, receiving constructive feedback.

Final student projects:

  • 2 short films
  • Advertising, PSA with video material.

Accommodation, housing and food

  • The summer media camp provides training from Monday to Friday, 9.00-17.00. The flexible extended day option allows students to stay in the camp until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • The educational institution offers students to stay in the hostel, receive meals on campus from Sunday to Friday. Cost - $ 895 / week.
  • The opportunity to stay for the weekend, enjoy additional activities, day trips in the surroundings. The price of a weekend stay is $ 490 / weekend.
  • The camp provides meals. The cost of food is $ 95 / week.

Events University of Washington Summer Kids Academy Camp

Pupils enjoy a balanced cognitive rest: they attend classes, activities in the fresh air.

After each school week, participants can invite their family and friends to join the presentation and share their final projects.

Parents have the opportunity to meet with the instructors of the children: teachers will cover some important concepts covered throughout the week, highlight possible next steps, and continue learning. Presentations are held early: the demonstration starts at 15:00, ends at 16:00.

Advantages

  • The commitment of the employees of the summer media camp to education allows them to guide students when working on projects, to mentor them, helping to realize unique ideas.
  • The courses are aimed at developing 21st century skills, teaching creativity, cooperation, and communication. Students learn to work with their peers, learn different approaches to solving problems.
  • Thanks to a diverse technological partnership, the camp has the latest virtual reality technologies, 3D printers, and cameras. The list of technologies used by summer camps includes the latest versions of the best software products from industry leaders - Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, LEGO.

Training includes:

  • Personalized feedback
  • Student Achievement Report
  • Diploma or certificate of completion
  • Full Adobe Creative Cloud license up to 12 months
  • Unlimited Google Apps Email Account
  • Low student to student ratio
  • Technological equipment
  • Benefits of Alumni Club.

Equipment University of Washington Summer Kids Academy Camp

A long list of technical and educational partners helps to make the study in the camp technically rich: Canon, Ultimaker, Ableton. Students enjoy exclusive discounts, attend company events, and more.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Full time - 9.00-17.00.

Teenage courses, 2 weeks., 12-18 l.

Course / Dates

13-17.07

20-24.07

27-31.07

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Illustration & Animation Academy

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Filmmaking academy

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Coding + Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Academy

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Software Development & Coding Academy

 

 

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Teenage courses, 1 week, 12-18 liters.

3D Modeling + Design

Intro to 2D Animation & Digital Illustration

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2D Animation Production & Character Development

 

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Film + Photography

Intro to Filmmaking & Video Production w / Premiere

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Filmmaking & Visual Effects w / After Effects

 

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Coding + Artificial Intelligence

Intro to Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

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Applied Data Science & Artificial Intelligence w / Python

 

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Intro to Java Programming

 

 

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Mobile App Development with React

 

 

 

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Adventure course, 1 week, 9-12 l.

Film + Photography

Adventures in filmmaking

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Extra fees:

  • Application fee 138 USD

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

Applicants from abroad must demonstrate a high level of English proficiency - this is the main language of instruction, communication with teachers and fellow students.

Scholarships University of Washington Summer Kids Academy Camp

The Nudelman Family Fund offers a thousand scholarships for talented students, and the camp itself offers world-class STEM education for all interested and motivated young people. Half of the scholarships will be reserved for girls who wish to have access to high-quality education. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit, needs, and will cover the cost of tuition, meals, service fees. Applications are completed 2 weeks before the start date of the selected course.

To fill out the application you will need the following information:

  • Personal data
  • A written statement / essay explaining why the student should receive a scholarship
  • Average mark (after receiving the award you will need to provide proof of academic achievement)
  • A letter of recommendation from the teacher
  • Income statement
  • Desired place (s) and course (s) of technical camps.

Students 10-18 years old are eligible to submit an application.

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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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