UME Academy teaches Design and Computational Thinking skills to young learners through game design methodologies. We work with students ages 6-13 and utilize analog game design with board games and physical games as well as video game design using Unity, the #1 game engine used by creators around the world.
Our programs are designed for students of all abilities and interests. Rather than focus exclusively on "coding", we focus on the processes used to creatively solve problems and incorporate art, design, storytelling and engineering for a well rounded foundation in technology.
We have developed several curricula that align with BC's Applied Design, Skills and Technologies (ADST) standards. Our programs are offered in-class, after school, as camps, workshops and ProD events. We partner with Community Centres, School Districts and Universities to bring out programs to students and their families wherever it is most convenient.
UME was founded in 2015 by Jean Mistrot and Daniel Roizman, veterans of the Film and Games industries. Over 4,000 students have taken a UME program through in-class, after school, ProD, camps and workshops. Their work can be found in the UME Arcade, https://ume.academy/arcade