Art + Animation · Data Analytics · Game Design · Game Programming · Music + Sound Design
We prepare students for college and careers in digital media
Do you have a passion for video game design, programming, art and animation, or music and sound design? Explore a career in the digital entertainment industry, build your skills, and prepare to study for a career in digital media, video game development, or data analytics at DigiPen Academy. We offer year-round, accredited academic programming for high school students – along with four-week Pre-College Summer Programs – developed in consultation with one of the world’s Top Five Video Game Design Schools!
Our talented instructors deliver a solid foundation of academic coursework and hands-on labs that will build your creative and technical skills, give you the opportunity to earn college credits, and help you develop a portfolio of projects for college applications. Along the way, you’ll discover the important role that core academic subjects, such as math, physics, writing, and art, play in the creation of your favorite entertainment media.
Get ready for college. Explore a career. Build your skills.
Choose from five in-demand fields of study
Whether you’re enrolled in a year-round program of study through our high school WANIC Skill Center Program, or in a four-week Pre-College Summer Program, DigiPen Academy can give you a head start on post-secondary coursework, help you explore a STEAM career, or let you dive deeper into a passion.
Our five course tracks are designed to both industry and college-level acceptance standards – and we teach using the same technology you will use in your career. The DigiPen experience is unique in that, along with technical skills, we also develop the entrepreneurial mindset students need to succeed in a demanding industry. Our instructors focus on each student’s individual growth, goals, and talents to help them develop the skills, confidence, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities that will help them in every aspect of their lives.
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Looking for fun, STEAM-based workshops for K-12 students?
Our partners at DigiPen Institute of Technology offer after-school clubs and day camps that allow your K-12 student to explore their passions and build their skills with fun projects and engaging teachers.