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3D Minecraft Modding: Design Your Own Mods

Course Description


Minecraft, one of the best-selling video games of all time, is the ultimate pillar to showcase children's creativity with building blocks. Minecraft provides a 3D canvas to create anything we have the resources for in the game, and by tapping into the code, we now have the additional power to create anything we can imagine.

This Minecraft modding class allows students to have full control over their 3D game world. Through teaching programming and technical concepts behind video game modding, this course empowers students to modify video games. Students will learn to draw 2D images using Pixlr and turn them into 3D objects in Minecraft, and that is just the tip of the iceberg of what can be achieved.

Through modding, each student develops a completely unique gameworld. Students will be able to share their unique worlds with others, creating a fun and educational experience.

Course Highlights

By the end of the course, students will be expected to be able to do the following:

Theoretical / Conceptual:

  • Summarize the concept of video game modding

  • Understand the design fundamentals of 3D game programming

Technical or Software skills:

  • Manipulate and design objects

  • Importing 2D designs into Minecraft

  • Understand the various components of Minecraft

Tangible and/or Portfolio Outcomes

  • A collection of 3D objects of their own design

  • Their first 3D game and showcase it on their computer

  • Access to resources to learn more about modding and programming

  • Basic experience with 3D design and programming


Term: 2019 September Term (Sep-Nov) / 9 Weeks

Program Dates: September 16 - Nov 18, 2019

Location Day Time
Stamford Sat 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM