Spring Break Video Game Design Tech Camp

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 health situation, the Spring Break Youth Tech Camps have been cancelled; we are working with registrants to process refunds. We are answering questions within our capacity via email at eeassistant@csudh.edu. Thank you for your patience, and stay safe!

Video Game Design, Animation, Illustration and Special Effects for Video Games — for Kids!

Note: 2022 camps have been cancelled.

2020 Spring Break Camp at CSUDH for Students (Ages 10-17)

Have some fun this Spring Break learning to develop your artistic talent in four fun-filled, creative workshop camp. Please scroll down to find descriptions of your camp.

Spring Break Video Game Tech Camp

  We also have a 4-Week Summer 2020 Video Game Tech Camp! ►

Each camp meets in EE-1217 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.

Start DateEnd DateCNSubjectCatalog   SecTitleLocationPrice
04/06/202004/09/202023855NCGD49501Video Game Design I: Character Design and Motion GraphicsEE 1217$302.00
04/13/202004/16/202023856NCGD49502Video Game Design I: Character Design and Motion GraphicsEE 1217$302.00

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date/class details | Updated 03/12/20


Spring Break Tech Camps:

 Video Game Design I: Character Design & Motion Graphics

Discover game development techniques, gain basic skills in writing storylines and designing an original game character, the key ingredients for developing a video game. Learn basic level features of Adobe Animate and create motion graphics and digital character development. Create storyboards and sound effects.

Instructional Activities:

  • Introductions
  • Game Development Concepts (lecture)
  • History of Games: What’s hot…What’s not
  • The Creative Team Concept
  • Introduction to Animate: Motion Graphics Applications
  • Backgrounds, Scenery
  • Storyline Development: Original Character Design
  • Final Instructor Comments and Evaluation

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.

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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 learn@csudh.edu.

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.