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Coding for Game Design High School Summer Program

Please see below for information regarding the 2022 Coding for Game Design Summer Program. Additional information will be added as we approach Summer 2022. 

Currently, we are planning to offer two in person sessions and one virtual session this summer (please see below for session dates). NYU continues to closely monitor developments related to COVID-19 and adjust University policy accordingly. 

Learn from game design and coding experts from the CREATE lab at New York University how to design games and use Unity!

In this two-week session, participants will learn about the principles of game design, and will be introduced to C# and Unity scripting, which they will use to create their own custom games! The program emphasizes team collaboration and close work with experienced CREATE game designers and developers. Students will work together and independently to create 3D Unity games based on design principles and development techniques used by professionals at NYU.

Sample Schedule



9:00 – 10:00am

Game Design

10:00 – 11:00am

Unity Lesson

11:00 – 12:00pm

Workshop Time

12:00 – 1:00pm


1:00 – 2:00pm

Critical Gameplay

2:00 – 4:00pm

Development Time

Who Can Apply

High School students going into their Sophomore (10th), Junior (11th), or Senior (12th) year.

High School Students Designing Games on Laptops

Our program is accepting students who will be entering sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in Fall 2022. Applicants should already have a basic level of understanding of code and programming, preferably with at least one formal coding class completed with a B+ or higher grade.

Summer 2022 Program Dates

Session 1: 6/20-7/1 (In person)
Session 2: 7/11-7/22 (In person)
Session 3: 8/1-8/12 (Virtual)

Program Costs

Tuition: $2,448

Full refunds will be provided up to two weeks prior to the start of the program.


The Deadline to Apply for Scholarships is April 15, 2022

Instructions on how to apply for scholarships are automatically emailed to anyone 48 hours after completing and submitting an application. Please note that scholarship funding is limited.

How to Apply

The application for the 2022 Coding for Game Design Summer Program will open on March 1, 2022. Applications thereafter will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

For full consideration, apply by May 31, 2022. Sessions may close before May 31 if enrollment capacity has been reached.

Notification: Applicants will receive notification within two weeks of their submission.



For more information, please contact

Admitted Students

Please see our Admitted Students Page for more information.

Info Sessions and Mailing List

Learn more about NYU's programs for high school students by attending an info session and joining the mailing list!

*Please note: some information may be updated closer to the program's start date.