Creative AI Academy

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Pre-College Programs
Pre-College Programs
Program is open to students entering grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates (ages 15-18).

The Champlain College Creative AI Academy is an intensive 12-day residential program for high school students interested in exploring the exciting potential of artificial intelligence to transform creativity as we know it.

Creative AI is already:

  • Revolutionizing how we design and play games with dynamic, personalized experiences and narratives
  • Helping artists create innovative design, visuals and music using algorithms
  • Assisting content producers in generating media content for video and podcasts

We’ll take you on a journey from the basics of Computational Creativity to the newest tools and techniques available. You’ll team up with your peers to work on projects driven by AI, where you’ll bring art and tech together. We’ll also talk about how AI is changing everything, and we’ll dive into the big questions about ethics. As AI transforms the creative world, you’ll be right there at the front, leading the way!

A sample of the sessions students will take include:

  • The History of AI
  • Foundations of AI Creativity
  • Ethics in AI 
  • Generative AI applied to  Games, Media, Design, Entertainment, and more
  • Generative Design in Technology
  • Open-source Machine Learning Models with Hugging Face 
  • Programming with Python
  • Procedural Content Generation with PCG
  • Model Fine Tuning and Training
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Chatbots
  • Collaborative Lab Sessions

This program is designed for:

  • Students entering grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates
  • Students who are  eager to explore the creative potential of AI
  • Students looking to create art, music and design with AI 
  • Students who want to explore career pathways in AI

Pre-College Summer Program Details

Creative AI Academy


Students entering grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates
Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 19, 2024
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Get a Jump Start on College Education

In the Creative AI Academy, students will:

  • Learn the foundations of AI and machine learning
  • Bridge the gap between AI theory and practice in real-world scenarios
  • Explore advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques and language models
  • Understand AI ethics and the potential ramifications of AI
  • Work collaboratively with other students to create art, design, and music with AI
  • Professionally render and present AI creations
  • Prepare for the innovative challenges posed by AI’s integration across professions
  • Build confidence and real-world experience

Learn from the Best

During the program, students work closely with Champlain College professors who teach our Game Programming and Computer Science courses and have extensive expertise in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Machine Learning, and Data Science.
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Make New Friends

Program attendees will have a lot in common with their fellow students. By working together in the classroom, living together in the residence halls, and enjoying extracurricular activities, students form friendships that last far beyond the length of the Academy.

Experience World-Class Academics

Champlain College is renowned for preparing future leaders in the most sought-after career fields and professions. Explore our facilities, learn from our industry-expert faculty, and enjoy our beautiful campus.
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Example of a Daily Schedule

The daily program will include morning and afternoon instruction, and a combination of instruction and recreational activities in the evenings. We’ll work right through the weekend to take full advantage of the time we have together!

8:00 – 9:00 AMBreakfast and Morning Meeting
9:00 AM – 12:00 PMDiscussion: Understanding Different Machine Learning Algorithms
12:00 – 2:00 PMLunch and Recreation
2:00 – 5:00 PMActivity: Experimenting with Different AI Models and Transfers for Audio Generation.
5:00 – 10:00 PMDinner and Evening Lab or Recreation Activity
11:00 PMLights Out

Experience College Before College

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