Coding Games with Java

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Coding Games with Java

Teen Java Programming Course

Master key computing concepts and coding basics. Students will use Java and the Greenfoot library to learn computer science theory, syntax, and object oriented coding.




Laptop required

Currently available in:
  • Surrey
  • Winchester
  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Cambridge
  • Manchester
Pricing details


Course highlights

Learn the industry standard

Begin to program in Java one of the industry-standard programming languages that is ubiquitous across a wide range of sectors.

Using Greenfoot

Start your game development journey using the Greenfoot environment designed to support new programmers.

A critical new skill

Learn to program which will be one of the key skills needed for jobs in the 21st Century

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Featured FAQ

What is the tutor:student ratio?

This varies from course to course, but we generally have a maximum of 8 students per tutor.

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Course Overview

We teach Java using the Greenfoot platform, developed at the University of Kent. Greenfoot makes coding interactive, easy and fun, providing a supportive environment for the creation of 2D graphical games and simulations. Students will learn coding concepts such as variables, functions and classes, as they go from game consumer to game creator. Our goal is for each participant to feel confident coding, as they undertake original projects and gain familiarity with the Java environment. We also show students the tools and resources available so they can continue learning and developing independently with Java after the course.

This is an excellent first coding course for teens aged 12+ and no previous programming knowledge is required. Younger gamers looking for an introduction to computer science fundamentals should check out our Video Game Design camp while teens might also be interested in our Teen Coding with Python course.

What your child will learn

  • Introduction to common Java programming environments
  • Core Coding Principles including Variables, loops, if statements, and functions
  • Programming Design Patterns and how to make reusable code
  • Equip students to debug their code and work out how to help themselves when they run into problems
  • Common game design ideas and principles
  • How video games are structured
  • Creating a simple game AI
  • How to create and use simple game assets

Coding Games with Java FAQs

What kind of laptop do I need for this course?Back to product
asked by David Long on 2017-01-27 18:13:19
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  1. The laptop does not need to be particularly powerful but does need to be able to install new software so a Chromebook or tablet would not be suitable. Most laptops bought in the last 5 years should work. We support Windows 7 and above or recent versions of Apple OSX, it is possible to run on Linux but this is not officially supported so our tutors will not be able to troubleshoot any Linux specific issues.
    David Long answered on 2017-01-27 18:13:47

Meet Sean

Sean studies Design Engineering at Imperial College London but you'll often find him buzzing around camp teaching our Video Game Design courses. He loves seeing campers push through challenges and publish a game to show their friends and family. 

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Fire Tech Camp was a great experience and the best camp I've ever been to. I think the camp does a great job in combining fun with learning.

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