Gain the skills to tackle programming challenges for video games and other software

Based on DigiPen’s renowned college curriculum, our programming courses and workshops teach the foundational programming concepts that form the basis of software programs and video games, including:

  • Machine Thinking and Programming Concepts
  • Coding standards and best practices
  • Java Coding
  • Video Game Programming and Math Concepts
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mobile App Development

Game Programming Programs

Pre-College Game Programming

Students learn the art and science behind video game development – from math to physics and more.

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WANIC Video Game Programming

For students who want to pursue a career as a game developer, this signature program provides a solid foundation.

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Who should take Game Programming courses

The Video Game courses can be a great option for students who want to explore deeper learning in some of the most fundamental and challenging areas of modern computer science.

DigiPen Academy boasts a hands on, multidisciplinary approach to computer science education. Students who are interested in games and looking to maximize options by focusing on the skills and topics that have a broader range of application across technology industries may find that DigiPen Academy Programming Courses are a good fit.

Develop the Skills of a Software Engineer

Students will tackle coursework in topics such as data structure, graphics rendering, computer networks and more.

Study a Broad Spectrum of Computer Science Topics

DigiPen’s Game Programming Course offers a variety of areas of study that focus on the fundamentals necessary to career in this field.

Learn about Video Game Production Interfaces and Networks

Learn about computer networks that aid in the scheduling and organizational aspects of game production. Implement graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that allow users to navigate their application their applications.

Career outlook

Are you a problem solver by nature? Do you marvel at the inner workings of complex systems? Programmers are the true innovators of the modern age, constantly working toward more robust and efficient solutions to the challenges we face.

Video Game Programming Potential Careers:

Integration Engineer, Computer Consultant, Infrastructure Engineer, Network Engineer, Publishing Systems Analyst, Software Architect, Software Developer, Systems Coordinator, Software Engineer, Technical Consultant

Example Median Yearly Salary in the Seattle Metro area*:
  • Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers - $141,250
  • Computer Systems Analysts - $110,290
  • Computer Occupations - $94,980

*Source:, U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021

Our programs are aligned with DigiPen Institute Degree Programs in Video Game Programming and Computer Science

If you want to be at the forefront of developing new and emerging technologies that will change the world, a DigiPen education can help set you on the path toward career success.

Through a focus on core programming languages, specialized topics, and large-scale team-based projects, DigiPen’s computer science degree programs allow you to build a strong foundation based on both knowledge and practice. Our computer science graduates are equipped for any industry where software development expertise and intrepid problem solving are in demand.