Courses

Registering for Homeschool Courses

For your student to make the most out of their DigiPen Homeschool experience, families new to the program are required to speak with a DigiPen Coordinator before enrolling.

To schedule a time to speak with a coordinator, or to arrange a tour, please contact homeschool@digipen.edu or (425) 629-5007

Registering for Workshops

Registration is now open for 2019 Winter/Spring and Summer Workshops! Don’t miss out on Early Bird prices for Summer Workshops – valid through February 4, 2019.

Not sure what workshop to choose? Use our online discovery tool to explore your options or email us at projectfun@digipen.edu.

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Junior 2D Game Design – Spring Academy

In Junior 2D Game Design, students will learn that game design is much more than a pastime — it is a challenging and fulfilling field that rewards passion, creativity, and hard work. In this workshop, your student will apply concepts from math, physics, art, and logic as they create games in a variety of genres. Each student will have the opportunity to create a capstone project by choosing from the different game genres presented during the first week.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior 3D Game Design – Spring Academy

It takes more than an interesting idea to create a modern 3D video game. Game development teams require highly skilled programmers, artists, and designers — all of whom must work together to bring their creative vision to life. Building on the 2D game development principles covered in the first level of this course, students will learn advanced technical and creative techniques to tackle challenges as they produce their own 3D games.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Junior 2D Game Design Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Junior Art and Animation Level 1 – Spring Academy

Digital production artists are responsible for producing the amazing visual experiences in today’s video games and animations. Success in this field requires artistic passion combined with a solid grasp of both traditional and Art skills. This workshop lets you explore the world of production art through a variety of animation projects using non-digital and digital media.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Art Foundations Level 2 – Spring Academy

Art is much more than creating a pretty picture and while this course continues to reinforce fundamental art concepts and skills for drawing, painting, and sculpting, the context of storytelling through art will be presented. Much like the Egyptians with their hieroglyphics, or the Greeks and their vases, students will be challenged to convey their stories through the art they create using different mediums.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Art: Drawing and Rendering – Spring Academy

This course focuses on developing the visual language of drawing through the observation and rendering of a realistic image. Students will be working with a variety of media including charcoal, graphite pencils and sepia pencils. They will learn how to create depth and dimension using both the grayscale and the brownscale.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Art: Studying with the Masters – Spring Academy

This fine arts course will expose students to the artistic works of the masters from the past. Each week students will study a famous artist, their time period and cultural influences, as well as their painting style. Students will then paint their interpretation of a masterpiece from that artist. This will strengthen the student’s observational drawing and painting skills. Students will learn the art elements of layout, design, focal point, color theory, value, contrast, texture, lost and found edges and more. They will experience using a variety of art media including acrylic paint, watercolor paint, pastels, and clay. No prior artistic skills are necessary.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Building & Understanding Landscapes & Geography

This class will be very much like our Junior Worldbuilding Workshop with a few more geography concepts mixed in.

What do Bilbo Baggins, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson have in common? They are live in complete worlds filled with rich detail about their respective geographies, cultures, economies, and bestiaries. Building these worlds is an essential element of game design, art, writing, and filmmaking. Your student will create a complete setting that could be the basis of a future novel, film, or game. We will look at real-world and fantasy worlds that your student can use to create a unique setting of their own.

Your student will learn:
How to design fantasy maps that create a wealth of narrative opportunities
To create fictional cultures based on real-world examples
How to build fantastic, but believable, villages, cities, and whole nations.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Register Online

Junior Cosplay: Costume Design and Creation – Spring Academy

Cosplay is a popular performance art where participants design and create costumes to represent characters from anime, comic books, cartoons, and video games. This workshop teaches you how to make your own costumes and covers such topics as costume design, sewing, stage makeup application, wig styling, prop building, and other techniques necessary to build complete costumes.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Creating Visual Effects – Spring Academy

Creating visual effects for today’s movies and video games is a process that involves the integration of live-action footage with image elements often produced with advanced 2D and 3D digital tools. This course introduces basic film production techniques and then presents fundamental concepts and techniques used in “Hollywood” blockbusters including 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, particle effects, matchmoving, green screen, and compositing. Students will be expected to use problem-solving skills to research, design, and build believable production visual effects shots throughout the course.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Creature Design and Sculpting Level 1 – Spring Academy

Creature designers have the exciting opportunity to create characters whose body type, elements, and props contribute to the overall feel of a creature. This course teaches students how to design creatures, from the initial concept stage all the way to the modeling of a maquette (a small sculpture of a character). Throughout this process, students will examine how design elements influence the nature of their creature and how they may create creatures that range from cute to monstrous. Students will learn the history of creature design, the creature design process, basic anatomy, and figure drawing concepts while sculpting, drawing, and painting creatures.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Digital Sculpting – Spring Academy

Digital sculpting tools are heavily used in the entertainment industry to create realistic models of characters and creatures featured in today’s video games, animations, and films. In this class, students are introduced to an array of digital modeling, sculpting, and painting techniques to create 3D character models. Students will also learn fundamental art skills relevant to character and creature design to help ensure that their work is produced using sound design principles.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Dungeon Master Skills and Techniques – Spring Academy

Tabletop role-playing games (RPG’s) are a unique and exciting way to share adventures in fantastic worlds filled with danger and wonder. Central to this experience is the Gamemaster or GM. The GM plans the adventure, sets the stage, narrates the action, and portrays friend and foe to the adventuring party. This course will teach new GM’s how to plan adventures, create and portray 2-dimensional non-player characters, and lead your players from the ordinary world to the extraordinary.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 10, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
Thursdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Electronics Level 1 – Spring Academy

From calculators to game consoles, we are literally surrounded by complex electronics. Yet few people have any knowledge of how these amazing devices work. In Junior Electronics, your student will learn about the most common electronic circuits. They will use this knowledge to design, build, and test solid state electronic devices. Finally, they will combine their knowledge of hardware with a microcontroller to build advanced circuits that play music, drive motors, display text, and sense the world around them.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Electronics Level 2: Toys and Games – Spring Academy

Using the basic electronics and programming skills gained in the previous course, students will now focus on the design and creation of simple electronic toys and games. Students will be introduced to new electronic components, particularly input sensors and output devices, and using the design process, will integrate a microcontroller using additional programming techniques.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Junior Electronics Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Engineering – Spring Academy

Being an engineer is about designing and creating devices, structures, and systems that can solve problems. By learning about engineering design and the various engineering disciplines, students will come to appreciate how engineers make things that have never existed before. The students will also explore the engineering feats created by many of Mother Nature’s creatures such as ants, spiders, and birds. Working individually and in teams, students will be tasked each week with designing and constructing a prototype to solve an engineering problem.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Entrepreneurs: Concepts to Projects

Ever had an idea or a problem you wanted to solve? There are many steps to solving a problem or creating a product and seeing it through. This course will teach your student the steps they would need in the project development.

This will include:
Idea Generation
Opportunity Analysis
Market Research
Design and Prototyping
Business Models
Pitching Ideas

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Register Online

Junior Introduction to Web Design and Development – Spring Academy

How are websites designed and created? What makes for a good user experience? Using a project-based approach, students will apply web design principles that go into making an accessible and engaging website. They will learn how to structure a website’s content, how to code basic website functionality, and how to create multimedia content.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Minecraft Modding – Spring Academy

Learning to modify or “mod” the source code of Minecraft is an excellent way to introduce students to programming using a professional Java development environment. While this course is an ideal next step for students who may have been introduced to programming via “drag and drop” environments, no prior coding experience is required. Using a project-based approach, students learn to apply basic programming concepts such as variables, conditionals, loops, and methods, which in turn can be used to create new items, vehicles, and other creations only they can imagine!

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Mission to Mars: Story of Flight & Space

Are you ready for your mission to Mars? In this course, we will adventure through VR and other media as we discover flight and space. We will discuss relationships to ecosystems, how energy transfers, the power of force, how a rocket launches, and go through the process of scientific testing and documentation.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$799

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

May Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 7 - May 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Register Online

Junior Physical Science (Semester 2) – Spring Academy

The focus of this course is to introduce students to the natural laws by which our physical world works. By exploring foundational concepts of chemistry and physics, students should come to appreciate the nature and properties of energy and nonliving matter. Students will be challenged to apply problem-solving and skills through experimentation using the scientific method. For a full science credit, students should also plan to take Junior Physical Science (Semester 1) in Fall 2018.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Fridays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Robotics Level 1 (Section A) – Spring Academy

In Junior Robotics Level 1, students bring their own robots to life! This course explores applications for robotics, as well as the theories and processes necessary to design, build, and program robotic devices. Through the creation of their own robots, students will apply concepts of mechanical systems, embedded processors, sensors, motors, and programming.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019
Tuesdays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Session B
Jan 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Friday
12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Register Online

Junior Robotics Level 2: Robot Olympics – Spring Academy

Building on the basic concepts presented in Exploring Robotics 1, this course engages students to solve challenges that include engineering, robotic, and science elements. By combining their research and problem solving skills with their limitless imaginations, students will design robots to complete specific tasks.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Prerequisites / Requirements
Junior Robotics Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online

Junior Sound Design for Games – Spring Academy

This course offers a fascinating, hands-on approach to creating music and sound effects for games or animations. Students will produce unique, engaging soundscapes while learning about the fundamentals of music and sound design and their use in the video game and animation industries.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$645

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 7, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Mondays
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Online