Department of Communication Studies

Learning animation, video podcasting, and video game design at Camp Multimedia

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013

Hobby or résumé builder?

Tanner Sandrock, student, University Relations

It may seem odd to some, but skills related to video games and video podcasting have an ever-increasing presence in the career world of today. Just like any other skill set, the sooner one is given access the better. The University of Northern Iowa's Camp Multimedia (CMM).recognized this growing need and has offered an exciting introduction to these skills to interested youth for the past four years, and this year was no different.

The camp lasted one intense week in which campers were introduced to the skills that pertain to the fields of video production and video game design. The camp used a wide variety of programs to teach participants, and by the end of the week, each participant had completed a project, be it a video podcast, a digital animation or a video game. This year the camp hosted four different sub-camps: animations, video podcast, video game design and advanced video game design. A current UNI student or recent graduate led each sub-camp. MORE>>