Summer Video Game Design Tech Camps for Youth

Video Game Design, Animation, Illustration and Cartooning — for Kids!

2020 Summer Camps at CSUDH for Students (Ages 10-17)

Video Game Design and Animation 
July TBA

Advanced Video Game Design and Animation 
July TBA

Cartooning and Humorous Illustration 
July TBA

Make this your summer to develop your artistic talent in four fun-filled, creative summer workshop camps. Please scroll down to find descriptions of your camp, schedule and registration information.

  We also have a 1-Week Spring Break Video Game Tech Camp! ►

Each camp meets in the Extended Education Classroom Building on Monday-Thursday (4 days) from 9:30am to 4pm (with a break for lunch).
The price for each camp is $302 and includes all necessary materials for in-class use.
Computer camp students should bring a USB storage drive to save final digital design projects.

CNSubjectCatalog   SecTitleLocationStart DateEnd DatePrice
TBANCGD13201Youth Camp: Video Game Design and AnimationTBATBATBA$302
TBANCGD13202Youth Camp: Video Game Design and AnimationTBATBATBA$302
TBANCGD13401Youth Camp: Advanced Video Game Design and AnimationTBATBATBA$302
TBANCGD49501Youth Camp: Cartooning and Humorous Illustration TBATBATBA$302

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date/class details | Updated 11/27/19


Summer Tech Camps:

 Youth Camp:
Video Game Design & Animation

Does your teenager spend hours playing video games? Does he or she want to design a game or have that creative spark for making a game challenging and fun to play? Then sign them up for this introductory workshop. From the history of games to designing characters, developing a story line to basic motion and effects, this is an information- packed, fun-filled workshop for aspiring game designers everywhere.

Students will also learn the step-by-step process for creating compelling digital illustrations under the guidance of instructor Robert Dillworth, a noted entertainment industry designer. From Alpha channels to masking and layers, to color and special effects, students will use acquired design skills to create compelling illustration for logos, movie posters and CDs. Young artists will be introduced to Abode Photoshop, the software used by leading industry professionals.

  • The history of computer games
  • Today's hottest games
  • Designing an original character
  • Storyboarding from idea to pencil and paper
  • Animated effects using flash basics
  • Designing backgrounds
  • Sound effects with Flash

Special Guest
Eric Teitelbaum, co-creator of the "Pink Panther Comic Strip", will be a guest presenter and conduct a special demonstration and in-class workshop on how to design original characters. Students will get a firsthand look at how characters are created... and why they are so important in visual interpretation of story lines. Students will also get a chance to put pen to paper and design one of their own.

Scheduled Classes:

Date: June 24-27, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $302
Course No: NCGD 132 Sec 01
Reg. No: 31511

Date: July 8-11, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $302
Course No: NCGD 132 Sec 02
Reg. No: 30182

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 Youth Camp:
Advanced Video Game Design and Animation

This workshop will explore the advanced features of Adobe Flash/Animate and advanced game motion graphics in creating levels of interactivity for game development. Students will develop advanced skills in story boarding, project layout and character design while using the special effects features of Flash for creating interactive game motion graphics.

Activities will include - Understanding importance of teamwork in all phases of game development

  • Developing original game plots and story lines
  • Designing original 2-D characters in support of story lines
  • Designing original backgrounds and scenery for story illustration
  • Building digital characters using advanced features in Flash/Animate
  • Applying Actionscript, the programming language of Flash/Animate, to create interactivity with your characters
  • Adding sound and special effects

Eligibility Requirements

Prerequisite: Youth Camp: Video Game Design & Animation or consent of instructor

Scheduled Class:

Dates: July 15 - 18, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1202
Fees: $302
Course No.: NCGD 134 Sec 01
Reg. No: 31513

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 Youth Camp:
Cartooning & Humorous Illustration

Comic illustration is a significant part of the entertainment business –from newspaper comix to television series to major motion pictures. This course presents a unique opportunity for young art enthusiasts to study with acclaimed designer, Bill Teitelbaum, co-creator of the Pink Panther Comic Strip for MGM. Students will learn key aspects of drawing and designing original characters, and how to get started in this exciting field.

Step by step lessons cover ink, brush, watercolor, collage, and more. In class activities include visual storytelling, panel layout, composition, inking and coloring. A highlight of the class will be designing your own original cartoon character applicable for use in video games, comic books or animation.

All drawing materials for in-class use provided.

Scheduled Class:

Dates: July 29-August 1, 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Meetings: 4
Location: EE-1201
Fees: $302
Course No.: NCGD 495 Sec 01
Reg. No: 31514

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Call 310-243-2075

About the Camp Designers/Instructors

The four summer camps were developed by brothers Eric and Bill Teitelbaum. Eric and Bill co-created the newspaper version of the “Pink Panther” newspaper comic strip, which has appeared in international syndication for five years. The brothers served as contributing editors and cartoonists for Los Angeles Magazine, penning the magazine’s “Finale” back page for over 20 years.”

Robert Dillworth, Video Game Camp Instructor Robert Dillworth is a new media designer whose credits include Warner, Sony and Verizon. An experienced classroom presenter, he regularly conducts workshops for both children and adults at California State University campuses across the southland.


All camps are taught at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson:

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College of Extended &
International Education
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

CSUDH Summer Camps are convenient for students living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Lomita, Harbor City, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Gardena, Westchester, Ladera Heights, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood, Wilmington, and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

Who Should Attend
Students ages 10-17

Information & Registration

For questions, call 310-243-2075 or email

Ready to register? Call 310-243-3741 or go to Registration Services


Frequently Asked Questions

How is student attendance managed?
An attendance list is produced during check-in each morning and is utilized during lunch and dismissal.

How is dismissal managed?
Parents/guardians retrieve the students from the classroom; students are not released without a parent/guardian.

How is the lunch break managed?
The Classroom Monitor escorts the class to and from the campus food-court.

What is the maximum number of students in the class?
Up to 18 students may enroll in each class.

Do you offer the camps any other time of the year?
We have Spring Break and Summer Vacation (5 one-week) camps available.

What if I have other questions?
For further camp-specific questions, please email the camp program directly.