Art Institute Teaches Game Design, Animation to High School Students

Special summer studio workshops in San Francisco will give upcoming high school seniors behind-the-scenes knowledge of video game design and animation. The events are scheduled for June 24-27 at The Art Institute of California, San Francisco in downtown San Francisco.

The four-day, hands-on workshops are designed to offer students a fun way to learn about computer animation, game level design, character design, 3D modeling, texture mapping, drawing and animation techniques. In addition, attendees will enjoy special events and sightseeing in San Francisco with fellow high school students.

Students will use Discreet’s 3ds max, Alias|Wavefront’s Maya and other software programs during classes in the school’s animation labs. Faculty members for the sessions include professionals with experience in game design and animation at Bay Area companies.

To register, qualified candidates can call 888-493-3261 or 415-865-0198, email [email protected] or visit www.aicasf.aii.edu for more information about the school. The workshops are open to high school students graduating in 2004. The cost for the four-day workshop is $250 and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to pre-register is May 31, however applications after that time will be accepted on a space-available basis.

The Art Institute of California,San Francisco is located at 1170 Market Street in downtown San Francisco.