It’s true. I’m sure you know a 7 year old who would love to code their own game. At Under the GUI, kids as young as 7 can take coding classes. And yes, those beginner classes involve coding a game of their very own.
Different levels, different ages
The first two levels of Under the GUI’s classes work with younger children to introduce them to the concepts of computer programming. The visual scripting they use allows kids to understand some basics of coding without having to worry too much about the nitty gritty of typing in complex code.
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The real gaming deal
For kids 11 years and older in Level 3, instructors move into teaching Unity3D and C#, the languages professionals game studios use. This is the real deal, and instructors teach kids best practices and give them the framework to build their own apps. If you have a little person itching to go into game design, this would be a terrific way start out.
Under the GUI has locations in North Vancouver, Kitsilano, and Oakridge, and starting from this fall, KEY Admissions Strategy and Learning Enrichment in Vancouver and Columbia Preparatory School in North Vancouver will also be offering their classes.
This post is sponsored by Under the GUI. Under the GUI, a computer programming school dedicated to teaching children how to create video games and more. We teach in the evenings and weekends, outside of regular school hours.
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Erin McGann is the former Managing Editor for Vancouver Mom and Toronto Mom Now. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large.