Explore the technologies of the future

The awesome students of GIV

Discover the intersection between IT and art

IT and art

on the campus of Champlain College

The Champlain College campus in Burlington, Vermont

GIV 2015 - Information Technology & Digital Media

June 20-28, 2015
Champlain College
Burlington, Vermont

The Governor's Institutes of Vermont create fun, prestigious, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated teenagers. Since 1983, GIV has welcomed nearly 10,000 students into their collaborative learning communities, making GIV one of the longest-running Governor's Schools in the country.  This year, Champlain College and GIV are partnering up to make this opportunity available to students from outside of Vermont.

What it's all about:
The IT & Digital Media institute is an 8-day summer residential experience  on the hillside campus of Burlington's Champlain College, for students who have completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school.  The goal of the program is to help students develop their skills and understanding of the emergent digital landscape as it relates to technology and design.  This is a unique opportunity to learn about creativity, innovation and collaboration by experiencing life on a college campus, interacting with professors and staff, and connecting with other students through common interests.

Learn by doing
The Institute encompasses all things digital: you will be interacting with many of the tools that professional designers and developers use to bring original ideas to life. You will use hardware, software and code to create graphics, animation, interactive design, user interfaces (UI), communication, products, and visual art. You will work closely with  college faculty who have extensive expertise and professional connections in the field.