OCTOBER - JUNE
Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm, Mondays 4 to 6 pm
SIA Pre-college is our signature program for high school students who want to make games and prepare for college. This program is proven to prepare students for success in a variety of STEM college majors and careers. In addition to learning C# programming on the Unity Engine, students will also practice other art forms related to game design such as illustration, animation, sound production, and narrative writing.
As students progress through the program, they'll be able to enroll in our APCSP prep-course and be eligible to take the APCSP exam through one of our partner schools if their own school does not offer the test.
A significant part of our program involves working with students to apply for college and seek financial aid through a number of scholarship opportunities. Graduates of our SIA program have successfully enrolled in schools like NYU, RIT, Cooper Union, and USC. Along the way, students will have the opportunity to be mentored by professional game developers at AAA studios.
SIA Pre-College is a multi-year master-based program where students progress through each section as they are ready. Here's a chart of what a typical student's journey looks like with us as they progress through the various levels of the program.