Museum of Design (MODA)

Museum of Design (MODA)

MODAPALOOZA: Minecraft Music Festival


Museum of Design (MODA)


5th - 9th grade


Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jul 6, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021


10:00am - 4:00pm EDT


Online via Zoom


Moda E.


30 students


Sibling Discount

Class Experience

How can we create musical experiences for others to enjoy?

Love music? We’re going to spend this week exploring music in Minecraft while designing musical experiences that are mind-blowingly fun for everyone!

Campers will be charged with designing and creating their own music label! They’ll use note blocks and Redstone to write their own songs, but they’ll also be able to bring in music from other sources. They’ll stage musical performances, explore set design, create an image for their band, and consider the needs and experiences of their audience. In addition to using Minecraft, they’ll also be able to explore other free softwares in order to max out their creativity.

Once we’ve got our labels up and running, we’ll collaborate to build a music festival on MODA’s design server, using the design process and WorldEdit to create an epic experience. At the end of the week, campers will showcase their work with performances for each other as well as families and friends.

Campers will:

Learn about Design and Design Thinking
Learn about Branding and Storytelling through Design
Learn to use Minecraft as a CAD tool
Learn and practice coding in Minecraft
Practice key parts of the architectural design process
Learn to use Redstone to make musical experiences
Learn to use Minecraft as a design tool for exploring and addressing real-world problems
Use the design thinking process as a means of addressing the challenges they face in this course
Refine the human interaction skills used in design thinking, including empathy, teamwork, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing and refining ideas
Improve their coding skills as they learn more refined ways to interact with Minecraft
Develop collaborative online skills
Create and present projects online

Campers will build on the MODA Minecraft server, meaning that participants will be able to continue to access their work and keep collaborating with one another and with others once their camp ends.

Your camper will need to have access to Minecraft Java Edition in order to participate in this camp.Java edition is compatible only with Macs and PCs. Chromebooks, tablets, and phones will not work.

Are you a MODA Member? Email Thomas to receive a discount code for registration. Or become a MODA member at the Friends & Family level or above to receive a 10% discount on all camps

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.