Pre-College: Game Programming

Today’s video games are highly complex pieces of software that require a deep understanding of computer science, advanced mathematics, and physics.

 

To begin preparing for the challenges of professional game development, students in this track take the following courses:

 

Applied Computer Science for Games (CS) introduces students to the fundamentals of programming, including control flows and basic data types. Students will demonstrate their understanding of these concepts by programming basic games.

 

Applied Math for Games (MAT) covers a number of important math concepts, including linear equations, matrices, vectors, and trigonometry, as well as how they apply to the task of video game programming.

 

Applied Physics for Games (PHY) presents an overview of the fundamental laws that govern the physical world — including kinematics and statics, work and energy, Newtonian dynamics, and momentum — and how to simulate these laws in a virtual world.

 

The Project Lab (L) portion of this track lets students apply the concepts they learn in the classroom to the creation of hands-on projects. This course culminates in a final collaborative game project.

Location and Schedule

 

The Pre-College Program meets at aSTEAM Village’s Headquarters 1600 Paseo Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108

Every Monday through Friday from January 26 to March 20, 2018.

 

TIME                                    MON              TUE              WED              THUR              FRI              SAT

 

04:00 p.m. – 07:30 p.m.           CS                   MAT             Proj. Lab        MAT               PHY             Proj. Lab  

09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                                                                                                               

04:00 p.m. – 07:30 p.m.           CS                   MAT             Proj. Lab        CS                  PHY               Proj. Lab

09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                                                                                                               

   

04:00 p.m. – 07:30 p.m.           MATL              MATL           PHYL              PHYL      

09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           MAT                PHY             MAT                PHY               Proj. Lab

    

04:00 p.m. – 07:30 p.m.           Proj. Lab         Proj. Lab      Proj. Lab         Proj. Lab        Proj. Lab      Proj. Lab

09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                

 

04:00 p.m. – 07:30 p.m.           CS                   MAT            Proj. Lab         MAT               PHY              Proj. Lab     

09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                

 

04:00 p.m. – 07:30 p.m.           CS                   MAT            Proj. Lab         CS                  PHY              Proj. Lab    

09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                 

   

04:00 p.m. – 07:30 p.m.           MATL              MATL           PHYL              PHYL                Proj. Lab

09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           MAT                PHY             MAT                PHY                        

    

04:00 p.m. – 07:30 p.m.           Proj. Lab         Proj. Lab      Proj. Lab         Proj. Lab        Proj. Lab       Proj. Lab

09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

 

                                                                                                                               

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