Pre-College Summer Programs: Summer 2021

Pre-College Summer Programs: Summer 2021

Champlain College offers a variety of pre-college summer programs for middle and high school students looking to get hands-on experience in a variety of in-demand fields.

These residential and online programs allow students to immerse themselves in a subject they're passionate about, learn from and work with our industry-expert faculty, get a taste of college life, and add strength to their college applications.

Some programs also allow you to earn transferable college credits!


Art & Design Portfolio Building Course

(Residential program)
(Earn 3 transferable college credits)

July 10-25, 2021

Expand your skills, create new works of art and prepare your personal portfolio for college applications while you earn three college credits. Intended for those entering their senior year of high school, students choose from tracks in graphic design, film & video, game art and creative media.

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Art & Design Portfolio Building Course
Game Academy

Champlain Game Academy

(Most programs are offered as a residential program, or online)

  • Champlain Game Academy Session 1: July 12-23, 2021
  • Champlain Game Academy Session 2: July 26-August 6, 2021
  • Advanced Game Academy: July 26-August 6, 2021
  • New for 2021 Introduction to Game Development: August 2 - August 7, 2021 (online course for middle school students)

Develop hands-on skills in all aspects of game development including design, art, animation, programming, sound, and production.  Whether offered on our campus in Burlington, VT or online, students work in teams to build an original game. For students who have previously attended the Game Academy, we offer an Advanced session that allows students to dive deeper into all aspects of game development and fine-tune their skills.

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Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Academy

(Residential program)

July 11-24, 2021

Learn by doing! A 14 day hands-on residential program that offers a stimulating curriculum designed to introduce students to the fields of digital forensics and cybersecurity at the college level.

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Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Academy
Media Production Academy

Media Production Academy

(Residential program)
(Earn 3 transferable college credits)

July 10-25, 2021

Learn the professional methods of visual storytelling techniques while earning three college credits. Gain skills in the production of video and audio for journalism, radio, social media, as well as field and studio multi-camera production.

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