Spring Break Video Game Design Tech Camp

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

2019 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 2019 Video Game Tech Camp! ►

Camp meets in EE-1202 on Monday-Thursday (4 days) from 9:30am to 4pm (with a break for lunch).
The price for each camp is $279 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
C04/15/201904/18/201923925NCGD49501Youth Camp: Introduction to Video Game Design: Designing Animation & Original CharactersEE 1202$279.00

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date/class details | Updated 04/02/19


Tech Camps:

 Introduction to Video Game Design:
Designing Animation & Original Characters

Does your child/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 Adobe 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.

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Call 310-243-3741

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. (EE-1201 and EE-1202)
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.