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Explore Software Development & Gaming in London

Immerse Education’s Software Development & Gaming Summer Programme in London offers a dynamic and immersive experience for aspiring developers and gamers alike. This course provides a unique opportunity to delve into the world of software development and gaming, combining practical hands-on learning with expert guidance from industry professionals. Participants can expect to gain a deep understanding of coding languages, game design principles, and the latest trends in the gaming industry.

With access to state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant tech community in London, participants can fully engage in this comprehensive summer school programme, honing their skills and preparing for a future in the ever-evolving and exciting field of software development and gaming.

Software Development & Gaming Programme in London with Immerse

Our programme is designed for 16-18 year old secondary/high school participants who are passionate about software and game design. Through interactive learning experiences, participants will gain valuable knowledge in coding, game design, and relevant emerging technologies.

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Software Development & Gaming

In pursuit of cutting-edge game design, participants will master advanced programming, explore coding techniques, and develop intricate software applications.
In pursuit of cutting-edge game design, participants will master advanced programming, explore coding techniques, and develop intricate software applications.
2 weeks – July 2024Ages 16-18Career Insights

Why Study Software Development & Gaming in London with Immerse?

Average Class Size of 7

Maximum class size of 10 participants

1:1 Tutorials

Personal support and guidance for success

Career-Focused Workshops

Building essential skills for success

Industry Experts

Learn from experts leading the way

Programme Outcomes

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Personal Project: Ignite Your Creativity

Through our programmes, you’ll embark on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery and creativity. Our personalised approach empowers you to design and execute a university style personal project that reflects your passions and interests. This project is your canvas to showcase newfound knowledge, skills, and innovative thinking. Expect to bring your ideas to life and make a meaningful impact.

Our programmes equip you with a diverse skill set that’s applicable across various disciplines and environments. From communication and critical thinking to problem-solving and collaboration, you’ll cultivate skills that are highly sought after in today’s fast-paced world. These skills extend beyond academia and empower you to thrive in any professional or personal setting.

Immerse Education is dedicated to providing an immersive and holistic educational experience. Beyond the structured curriculum, you’ll engage in workshops, seminars, and interactive activities that broaden your horizons. Expect to explore diverse perspectives, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and gain insights that enrich your understanding of the world.

Upon successfully completing your Immerse Education programme, you’ll earn a Certificate of Achievement that validates your dedication and growth. This certificate serves as a testament to your hard work, commitment, and the valuable skills you’ve acquired. It’s a tangible representation of your journey and a noteworthy addition to your academic and professional portfolio.

Enrolling in an Immerse Education programme means becoming a part of a vibrant and supportive community. As well as having personalised support during the programme from your tutor and like-minded indivdiuals, our network of participants, mentors, and experts extends beyond the programme’s duration. You’ll have access to a lifelong learning community that encourages collaboration, idea-sharing, and networking. This community serves as a continuous resource for guidance, inspiration, and growth throughout your educational and career journey.

What Do Our Alumni Say?
Gonzalo R. Alumni Academic Insights, Computer Science
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I’ve enjoyed meeting new people with Immerse, people who have different passions than I do and are studying different courses – I have learned a lot from them. Lady Margaret Hall, the college I’m staying in, is such a beautiful college. It’s got so many different areas we can study and play and have fun. I’ve also been learning so much about computer science, which is something I really enjoy.

I’m finding the course content extremely useful. I’ve learned so much in these two weeks and we’ve covered so many new topics that I hadn’t heard of. The relationship with my teacher has been fabulous – I can communicate with him very easily, and the teaching style is what I had expected, with university-style teaching methods.

I think this Programme has really helped me to to change my ideas about what I could expect from university, and it’s really helped me to make sure I enjoyed what I want to study in the future.

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Yasmin Fathy is a Research Fellow at the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Our tutors are highly qualified with Oxbridge training. Each tutor is certified by Immerse, ensuring participants receive the highest level of education. Tutors are at the heart of our programmes and are dedicated to providing guidance, support, and constructive feedback to help participants achieve their academic objectives. Read more about our expert tutors.

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An Experience to Remember

Live in the Heart of London

Career Insights takes place in our capital city, renowned as a hub of creativity, innovation and vibrant culture.

Home to more iconic buildings and landmarks than any other place in the world, London is a place to be inspired and enjoy direct access to the industries of the future.

Dynamic and Comfortable Accommodation

Career Insights participants in London will stay at UCL’s award-winning accommodation, ideally located next to iconic London sights in every direction.

The residence boasts modern communal lounges, a furnished outdoor courtyard and attractive open-plan dining areas.

This will be your home away from home as you engage in an exciting industry-focused programme to help shape your future.

World-class Facilities

With accommodation perfectly placed to explore the sights and sounds of our capital city, living in London means being connected with world-famous universities and iconic landmarks.

Located between Bloomsbury and Kings Cross, we make the most of our great location with visits to industry hubs across the city, enjoying the incredible food, culture and history on offer.

Our accommodation offers a comfortable, convenient base from which to explore the city.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers

Career Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds.

Suzanne Williams QPM (FORMER SENIOR DETECTIVE)
Former senior detective
Suzanne Williams QPM

An experienced hostage negotiator who has worked on some of the highest profile and dangerous hostage situations across the world, including negotiating in war zones.

Jody Bragger (EX MILITARY OFFICER AND CEO OF MIDNIGHT RUNNERS)
Ex military officer and CEO of Midnight Runners
Jody Bragger

An ex-military officer and CEO of Midnight Runners – the world’s largest independent running community, he is also the founder of the Mogadishu Marathon, the country’s first since the outbreak of war.

Sarah Outen (ADVENTURER AND TRAVELLER)
Adventurer and traveller
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A British adventurer who has successfully circumnavigated the globe, overcome huge obstacles and endured extreme conditions in remote environments, often alone for months at a time. 

Our Mentors

All mentors on our programmes are past/current participants at Oxford or Cambridge University. All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse participant. Meet some of our previous team:

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Participant Welfare and Safety

Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector.

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any participants.

For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.

Why Immerse?

Immerse Education offers a lot more than your average summer school provider. Our programmes ignite a lifelong educational journey, nurturing growth with ongoing educational support, while equipping you with essential skill sets for every step of your education pathways.

We cater to all types of learners, offering academic and career programmes with flexible learning options, and offer our award-winning programmes in locations across the globe.

We have the highest educational standards and seek to realise the highest possible outcomes for our participants.

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No Accommodation
£4995
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  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 45 hours
  • Tuition by Industry Experts
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching time: 10 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team
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Residential
£6995
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  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 45 hours
  • Tuition by Industry Experts
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

 

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching time: 10 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

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Classic + Online Research Programme

2 Weeks Residential + 10 Hours Online
£9016
View Features
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching and Coaching time: 45 hours
  • Tuition by Industry Experts
  • Support from Designated Mentors
  • 1:1 Support
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Max Class Size: 10
  • Completion of a Personal Project to be added to your CV / University Application
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Alignment with essential skills for each subject area
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Daily Meals - Breakfast + Dinner
  • 13 Nights at University Accommodation
  • Tailored Cultural and Social Activities
  • Dedicated support from the Immerse Team

Additional Programme Benefits

Online Research Programme Benefits
  • Total Programme Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Total Teaching time: 10 hours
  • Tuition by an Academic Expert, PhD (typically Oxford, Cambridge or Ivy League)
  • Average Class Size: 1:1 Only
  • Completion of a Undergraduate-level research paper
  • Invitation to Present at the Immerse Symposium and win an Award
  • Personalised evaluation from your tutor
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Dedicated Support from the Immerse Online Team

Immerse Participants Go On To Top Universities Worldwide

FAQs

Why study Software Development & Gaming in London?

London’s tech community and gaming industry offer an unparalleled setting to experience careers in the software development and gaming. Engage with industry professionals, receive hands-on training, and explore cutting-edge technologies in the context of one of the world’s leading tech hubs.

Our Software Development and Gaming programme held in London – in the hub of the city’s thriving tech industry offers offer an unparalleled setting to experience careers in software development and gaming. Engage with industry professionals, receive hands-on training, and explore cutting-edge technologies in the context of one of the world’s leading tech hubs.

For an in-depth look at the topics explored in the London Software Development and Gaming Career Insights course, feel free to download our syllabus. However, an introduction to Software Development and Gaming, including an introduction to coding languages like Python are modules likely to be explored.

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Immerse™ Software Development & Gaming Sample Modules

To see how the programme is structured, view the Career Insights timetable here

Module 1 - Introduction to Game Design

Over the course of this module, you will form an understanding of the foundational principles of game design and how to apply them to real-world game creation. You will learn how to design game scenarios and characters, create game mechanics and dynamics, observe and learn from different game genres, create games and code using Construct 2, and publish your final results so that others can access your game.

Coding is the process of telling a computer what to do. You provide the computer instructions via ‘code’, the computer’s language, in order for it to perform a specific action – an integral part of the game design process. Using code can be as simple as adding a series of letters to change the background colour of your game to something more complex such as how a player progresses through the game narrative. The skill of coding is not only essential for game makers but it is now a highly sought-after skill in an array of industries, such as healthcare, business, and education.

Roblox is an online multiplayer game where you can create your own virtual world. In this module, you will practice applying coding skills in Roblox using a programming language named Lua. Over the course of this module, you will learn the basics of Lua, know how to use variables, loops and conditionals, understand how to store users’ information, and program simple games. Skills in this module lead to a foundational understanding of game design, a good building block for forming a more comprehensive understanding of the world of game creation.

In this module, you will encounter the world’s most widely-used game creation platform – Unity. You will learn to understand Unity’s interface, create a new project of your own, interpret visual scripting (and some C/C# knowledge), and manage the field. You will also learn how to interact with the different Unity environments and learn how to create 3D and 2D models. Knowing how to apply light and shadow effects as well as other materials, and manage images using GIMP to bring your game to life will also be an important part of your learning in this unit.

Python is one of the most widely used programming languages when it comes to game design. Popular games like Tic-Tac-Toe and Hangman were both created using Python. In this module, you’ll learn all about Python, discover basic programming concepts, and learn how to read basic Python syntax and interpret error messages. You’ll use your new game design skills built in previous units along with your understanding of Python to create your own game.

RPGMaker is a program which helps us to create 2D role-playing games without the need to code. RPGMaker uses Ruby or Javascript as programming languages and has an attractive interface which makes it user-friendly. The final results of using RPGMaker can be escalated to several platforms often it’s used in game design. In this module, you’ll discover how to install and run the TPGMaker environment, understand the RPGMaker games structure, and create game maps, characters, facilities and elements for the game.

Scratch is a visual programming environment designed to create and share animated stories all the while learning how to code. Scratch offers an intuitive interface which is easy to understand, ideal for beginners just starting out in the game design world. You will use scratch to start building your own games, bring your ideas to life to create a functional prototype, and contribute and experience different solutions to game design problems.

In this unit, we will take a brief look at the various coding languages available to use in computer programming for various purposes but closely in relation to game design. You will learn the differences between coding languages such as how some are easier to use and understand for programmers but may offer less control over computers. We’ll explore how some other languages are more machine-friendly, making them faster to execute and more memory-efficient, but harder for humans to understand. At the end of this module, you will have a firm understanding of the coding languages that are appropriate to use for different game design purposes.

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