We help students discover new passions, talents and careers
For more than 20 years, DigiPen Academy has been delivering leading-edge, STEAM-based programs to students in public schools, summer camps and workshops across North America. The Academy is a place where students can learn, create, experiment and explore, as they discover new passions, talents and careers.
We offer year-long Skill Center and Pre-College Summer Programs that prepare students to study for degrees in fields such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Game Design and Development, Digital Art and Animation, and Music and Sound Design. Students discover the essential role core academic subjects such as math, physics, writing, and art play in the creation of their favorite entertainment media, and learn the technical and creative skills required for study and work in digital media or data analysis.
We create bold problem-solvers, strategic thinkers, and nimble creators
Beyond the technical knowledge and skills that students need, we also teach them the entrepreneurial mindset that will help them thrive in a demanding industry – and the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that will serve them throughout life.
Our students learn to:
- Think critically
- Develop strategies and solutions
- Work as a team across disciplines
- Communicate clearly
- Perform research
Students can earn college credits through our high school programs
DigiPen Academy offers an accredited curriculum with the opportunity for students to earn Advanced Placement (AP) credits, or college credit at DigiPen Institute of Technology, while they are in high school.
We focus on teaching the knowledge base and developing the project portfolios that will help students with their college applications.