Minecraft Maker – On Campus

Become a part of the Maker Movement by using Minecraft! You will be thrown into an intensive mix of creativity, gaming and engineering.

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    9-12

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Course highlights

Minecraft is a learning environment

Minecraft is a learning environment

This class lets you customise your Minecraft environment by learning shortcuts to designing maps for your worlds, learning shortcuts to building up your environments, and understanding the Redstone programming and electronics platform inside the game.

Digital and physical design

Digital and physical design

Students learn the fundamentals of 2D and 3D design and modelling to turbocharge the creation of their worlds. Learn about electronics inside the Minecraft world.

Turn play into serious fun

Turn play into serious fun

Harness your enthusiasm for Minecraft into a creative superpower as you are able to learn new design skills and tools. Take your super cool worlds home and share them with your friends. Imagine it and build it!

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Course Overview

Become a part of the Maker Movement by using Minecraft! In this course, you will make your own world, blocks and structures. As a Minecraft Maker with Fire Tech, you will be thrown into an intensive mix of creativity, gaming and engineering. Each student finishes with an impressive command of important computing concepts, practical making skills, and an enhanced understanding of how to expand and enjoy their Minecraft universe.

This is an engaging course for 9-12-year-olds that will get them building, designing, coding, and making, all using the Minecraft “sandbox”.

Minecraft is an incredibly popular block-building game, the second most downloaded game of all time. Through this course, students can gain experience in core computing concepts such as Computer-Aided Design, conditions, loops, and iteration.

We have explored more of the educational and computing benefits of Minecraft in our blog post on The Benefits of Learning with Minecraft.

This course is also available in part-time and online formats.

What your child will learn

  • Enhanced understanding of STEM fields such as coding, game design and computational thinking
  • Modify the 3D world using tools such as WorldPainter
  • Customise blocks using skins, attributes and behaviours
  • Create in-game electronics circuits with Redstone
  • Build and import complex structures using third-party world editing tools

Student work

Gallery of some past students work from this course

Typical daily schedule

On Campus 8-12

1.5 hours

ICON: Kick off

Kick off

20 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

1.5 hours

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

45 minutes

ICON: Lunch

Lunch

2 hours

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

20 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

1 hour

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

15 minutes

ICON: Plenaries and finish

Plenaries and finish

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"I'm not a techy person, my mum signed me up. I love that here you combine creativity with technology. I really want to keep learning."

Alba, Young Minecraft Enthusiast