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Advanced Junior 2D Game Design: Leveling Up

In this follow up to our introductory game design course, students will dive deeper into the design concepts that make games truly fun to play. Special attention will be given to creating multi-level games that present an ever increasing challenge to the players. Games will be polished with updated graphics, sound, and special effects. Students are welcome to bring their projects from the previous workshop or create entirely new games.

Students will Learn:

  • Advanced techniques in particle effects and user interface creation.
  • Using a Tile Editor to quickly create multiple game levels.
  • How to incorporate feedback from players to improve their games.

Prerequisite: Junior 2D Game Design: 8-bit Wonders

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,349.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Junior 2D Game Design

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior 2D Game Design: 8-Bit Wonders

In Junior 2D Game Design, your student 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 that pay homage to the highly successful arcade games of the 1980’s. Each student will have the opportunity to create a capstone project by choosing from the different game genres presented during the first week.

Students will learn:

  • The game design process
  • Game design mechanics
  • Basic sprite creation

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,349

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Art and Animation 1: Visual Storytelling

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 digital art skills. This workshop lets you explore the world of production art through a variety of animation projects using non-digital and digital media.

Students will learn:

Traditional fine arts skills
The art and animation production pipeline
Basic 2D computer animation, modeling, and texturing
Storytelling, dialogue, and writing techniques for animation

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,349.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Art and Animation 2: Junior Animation

Building on the knowledge and experience gained in Level 1 of this course, students are introduced to the traditions of creating engaging character animations. Using both digital and non-digital media, students explore human, animal, and inanimate object-based character animation. Students will also consider issues of personality and story interaction as they produce their animated shorts.

Students will learn:

Character design and animation production processes
Storytelling and emotional expression through body language
Figurative gesture drawing
Fundamentals of 2D computer character rigging and animation

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,349.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Junior Art and Animation Level 1

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Creating Comics and Manga

Comics share the same fundamental storytelling concepts, whether they are Japanese manga, western superhero comics, traditional graphic novels, or web comics. In addition to developing illustration skills, this course will teach storytelling strategies, character design and development, page and panel layout, and effective use of text and dialogue. Students will utilize what they learn and be guided along the design and production process to complete their own short comic book.

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,349.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019 Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Creature Design and Sculpting

Creature designers have the exciting job of using their imagination and artistic skills to create original creatures and imaginary animals for games, film, and other media. This workshop teaches students how to design creatures, from the initial concept stage all the way to the modeling of a maquette (a small sculpture). Throughout this process, students will examine how design elements influence the nature of their creature and how to create them to range from cute to monstrous.

Students will learn:

The history of creature design, including a survey of famous creatures
The overall creature design process
Basic anatomy and figure drawing concepts
Creature sculpting, drawing, and painting

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,349.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Drawing and Rendering

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 with perspective and dimension using both grayscale and brownscale.

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$699.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4A
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4B
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Dungeon Master Skills and Techniques

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)
5-7

Tuition
$699.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4A
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4B
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Electronics

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 the Arduino microcontroller to build advanced circuits that play music, drive motors, display text, and sense the world around them.

Your student will learn:

Basic electronic components, including resistors, capacitors, and relays
How to design and test basic circuits
The Arduino microcontroller and how to use it with solid state electronics

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,449.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Basic fractions

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Minecraft Modding

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)
5-7

Tuition
$699.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 2A
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 2B
Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4A
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4B
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Music and Sound Design

Play your favorite game on mute or watch an animation in silence and you’ll quickly realize how important sound and music are when it comes to creating a fun and engaging experience. Through the evaluation of a variety of musical instruments, students in this workshop study the science of how sounds are made and heard. Students also learn the fundamentals of sound production and are introduced to the basic process of writing and performing their own music.

Students will learn:

The theory behind sound and how it is heard
Basic music and composition theory
Implementation of sound into games and animations

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$699.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 3A
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 3B
Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Programming 1: FUNdamentals

This workshop teaches the fundamentals of programming and how following good practices results in solid code. Topics covered include variables, conditional statements, looping and iteration, and arrays. Students use their knowledge of these core concepts to create a series of simple computer games.

Students will learn:

Fundamental programming concepts
Algebraic expressions and mathematical operators
Programming for games

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,349.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Programming 2: Advanced Javascript Programming

Expanding on the knowledge and skills learned in Junior Programming Level 1, students will study more advanced programming concepts — allowing them to create more exciting and robust projects. Topics covered include functions, strings, and graphical programming. This workshop includes larger projects that incorporate concepts from both Junior Programming Level 1 and Level 2.

Students will learn:

Intermediate programming techniques
Graphics principles and Cartesian mathematical concepts
Design and execution of larger programming projects

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,349.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Junior Programming Level 1

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Programming Level 1: FUNdamentals-Girls Only

This workshop teaches the fundamentals of programming and how following good practices results in solid code. Topics covered include variables, conditional statements, looping and iteration, and arrays. Students use their knowledge of these core concepts to create a series of simple computer games.

Students will learn:

  • Fundamental programming concepts
  • Algebraic expressions and mathematical operators
  • Programming for games

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,349.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 3
July 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Junior R/C Car Racing

In this introductory workshop, students build their own radio-controlled vehicle and learn the importance how to prepare and maintain their vehicle for optimum performance. As students assemble their racer, they will explore the basics of vehicle mechanics, physics, electronics, and radio technology. Participants will learn basic driving concepts and strategies based on official Remotely Operated Auto Racers (ROAR) protocols. Students will go home with their own R/C vehicles, basic driving skills and a newfound appreciation for the RC Racing hobby.

 

You will learn:

  •        An overview of basic R/C car mechanical components, including suspension and transmission
  •       The basic physics of cars, including velocity, acceleration, and friction
  •       R/C car design and vehicle body painting
  •       Strategies and techniques for basic R/C maneuvering

Note: This is a one-week workshop

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$849

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 3A
July 22 2019 - July 26 2019
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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Session 3B
July 29 2019 - Aug 2 2019
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Robotics Level 1

In Junior Robotics Level 1, students bring their own robots to life! This workshop 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.

Students will learn:

How to use robots to solve real-world problems
Sensor input and motor output
Principles of mechanical design

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,549.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Robotics Level 2

It’s time to level up our robotics game. In this second-level workshop, students will move in to world of Arduino based robots. Your student will begin by using DigiPen’s own drag-and-drop software to program a robot of their own construction. They will then peak behind the curtain to examine and modify the C code native to the Arduino platform. This workshop is designed to help your student bridge the gap between simpler pre-built robotic systems and our teen robotics workshops.

Students will learn:

How to use robots to solve real-world problems
Mechanical engineering principles
Teamwork and collaboration

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$1,449.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Junior Robotics Level 1

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Tabletop Game Design

If you have played Pokémon, Magic the Gathering, Dice Masters, or other tabletop games, you may have dreamed of creating your own masterpiece but didn’t know where to start. In Junior Tabletop Game Design, students will learn the basics of game design and creation. Students will explore simple card and dice game mechanics, as well as the production process required to take their idea from concept to reality.

Students will learn:

The history of games
The basic mechanics of card and dice games
How randomness and probability influence game mechanics
The game production pipeline, including design, prototyping, and production

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$699.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4B
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Visual Effects for Games

In this workshop, students learn how to add special effects to games using game engines and art programs. From huge explosions and reading fires, to peaceful snow and gentle rains, students will learn hands-on how video game creators fill their worlds and stories with dynamically generated art.

Grade(s)
5-7

Tuition
$699.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4A
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4B
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Web Design and Development

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 their very own 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)
5-7

Tuition
$699.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 3A
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 3B
Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Junior Worldbuilding

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 film-making. In Junior Worldbuilding, 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)
5-7

Tuition
$699.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4A
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 4B
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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