Game Development at Duke University

Create 3D objects and then use new skills to design a fully realized world own.

Program Highlights

Improve logical thinking skills by viewing and solving problems from a completely different point of view
Understand computer and programming basics as well as the binary number system
Gain exposure to the Java, Javascript, and Python programming language and explain the differences between syntax errors, runtime errors, and logic errors
Discover an essential skill for the future which has become a basic requirement for acquiring many jobs
Engage with leading experts and in teams practice creating a

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Session 1:
July 2, 2023 July 14, 2023


Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Course Overview

Technology is highly integrated in our daily lives that learning to code can benefit for college, a future career, and beyond. It’s a great time to begin learning and building coding skills. Whether students are interested in 3D modeling, gameplay programming or level design, they can expand their project’s portfolio, gain exposure to critical game industry insights, and connect with talented peers and mentors. Coding plays a fundamental role in our daily lives and allows for incredible advancements in medicine, exploring space, environmental conservation, and much more! What more fun way than applying this knowledge towards the process of creating a video game?

Meet your instructor

New York Computer Science Instructor

Dr. Gizem Kayar

Game Development

Dr. Kayar founded and led MSKU Digital Game-Based Learning and Serious Games Lab. She has been actively teaching Game Programming for eight years, and her primary interest area is serious games for health tech.

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Course Structure

There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

Career Exploration

The Research Triangle is home to some of the biggest companies in video games including Epic and Red Storm. Students will have the opportunity to visit a game development studio as well as hear from guest speakers from the industry.


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