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Thursday

3D Game Design

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Thursday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Oct 11, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Introduction to 3D Game Design teaches the fundamentals of video game creation. Topics taught during this course include video game story lines, character creation, animation, level design and programming of both player controlled and non-player controlled video game elements. All of these topics are critical to the creation of a fun, challenging, and enjoyable video game.

During the course, you will create a minimum of 8 different games that focus on multiple aspects of video game design. You will also write discussion posts, complete assignments, and play and provide feedback to your classmates about their game creations.

There are a total of 1000 points available (100 per week) to be earned throughout the class. All points are weighted evenly. Points for completing a discussion post are weighted equally as points awarded for video game creations.

Instructor: Ryan Rasar

Grade Range: 6th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Minecraft + Architecture History

Term: Winter 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Class Begins: Jan 17, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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The Minecraft + Architecture History course will teach students about 10 architectural styles to include Egyptian, Native American, Roman, Greek, Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, early American, Modern and 21st Century architecture.

During the course students will create many builds in Minecraft. It is preferred that students create their builds on the *QwestCraft Minecraft server but they can also create their builds on their own home computer or even on Minecraft pocket edition (tablet) or console (Xbox, etc.). Server participation is not required for this course. Students will also write discussion posts, complete assignments, quizzes, and provide feedback to classmates about their Minecraft architecture creations.

*Only Java 'Vanilla' Minecraft for PC/Mac computer is supported on the server. Please email stemqwest@gmail.com if you have any questions about Minecraft version compatibility.

There are a total of 1000 points available to be earned throughout the class. All points are weighted evenly. Points for completing a discussion post are weighted equally as points awarded for Minecraft builds.

Instructor: Ryan Rasar

Grade Range: 5th - 8th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Thursday

Video Game Development: Formula 1

Term: Winter 2019 and Spring 2019     Class Meets: Thursday,      11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Jan 17, 2019

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 20

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Price: $500.00

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This class acts as both a standalone video game development class and a natural follow-through from my other video game development class, Video Game Development: Kart. I will include the description from that class next, and I will then include a note about how this class naturally extends that class.

Video Game Development: Kart: The focus is on learning game development via 2-D gaming and the process of creating a simple and fun game. Topics include mobile game development, level design, introduction to programs such as Photoshop with topics such as pixel art, basic 3-D modeling, and assorted other artistic, technical, and programming topics.

A note about class name: I often name and organize my classes after racing topics, and the name of this class symbolizes some racing themes and analogies that I’ll be using throughout the class.

The main differences between my Formula One and Kart classes are class length (Kart is 10 weeks, and Formula 1 is 20 weeks) and some topics covered. In addition to the nature and structure of Kart, I will be delving into more 3-D modeling along with more thorough discussions on all topics visited in the Kart class. I will also be covering some ancillary topics such as artificial intelligence and even some web design and marketing.

Instructor: Sam Salo

Grade Range: 6th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Monday

Intro to Adobe Photoshop: Passionate about Pushing Pixels!

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Monday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 08, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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Photoshop is widely regarded as the industry standard for image editing and photo manipulation. And not without good reason, Photoshop is so well known that it has worked its way into cultural language as a verb, as in "That's been Photoshopped!" In this class, you will learn exactly what makes this software so powerful and how to harness that power for your own (hopefully good) intentions!

Instructor: Kirk Nelson

Grade Range: 8th - 12th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.

Tuesday

Short Filmmaking 101

Term: Fall 2018     Class Meets: Tuesday,      1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Class Begins: Oct 09, 2018

Duration: 90 minutes,  Weeks: 10

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Price: $300.00

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In this ten-week course, students will learn the basics of filmmaking. Students will start with either a written script or an original idea to create a 7-minute film of a fiction or non-fiction leaning. Students will learn everything from storyboarding and pre-production, to recording video and audio basics, to directing, and to editing and post-production. At the end of the course, we will have a short film festival where each student will showcase his or her own original 5-7-minute film to the class.

Instructor: Catherine Holder

Grade Range: 5th - 9th

A minimum of 5 students must enroll for this class to be held.