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3D Design and Fabrication

Enter the exciting world of rapid prototyping! 3D Printers are almost commonplace in schools, libraries, and even our own homes. However, many people don’t understand this technology or how to take advantage of it. In 3D Design and Fabrication you will learn how to properly design for 3D printing and develop a basic understanding of the printing process. We will also introduce molding and casting techniques that will allow for faster and stronger construction. Through these processes, you will gain a deeper level of understanding and appreciation for what these amazing machines can do.

You will learn:

How 3D printers function, and how to operate and troubleshoot them
Design concepts specific to 3D printing
Reproduction techniques that will speed up your creative process

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,549

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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3D Graphics Programming

Many of today’s most popular games are powered by extremely sophisticated real-time 3D game engines that incorporate complex mathematical concepts and advanced graphical algorithms. This advanced-level workshop draws from the previous courses in the series and translates these concepts into a 3D environment. You will explore how objects are defined and rendered in a virtual 3D space, as well as how these objects can be manipulated in a game. This workshop is taught using the C programming language.

You will learn:

Vectors, matrices, transforms, and linear and affine algebras
Defining and drawing 3D objects through programming
Algorithms to perform complicated math and expedite the computing process

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1349

Prerequisites / Requirements
Algebra 2 and Video Game Programming Level 1 or Scholars Computer Science or Coding Fast Track

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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3D Modeling

3D modeling and 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 workshop, you are introduced to an array of digital modeling, sculpting, and painting techniques to create 3D models that are ready for animation. You will also learn fundamental art skills relevant to character and creature design to help ensure that your work looks amazing.

You will learn:

Basic polygon modeling
Digital sculpting techniques
How muscles, bones, and skin interact to create models that mimic living creatures

Grade(s)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Art and Animation 1: Traditional Animation Essentials

Today’s digital production artists must rely on strong traditional art and animation skills to meet the audience’s visual expectations. Through a variety of hands-on projects, you will be introduced to the tools and techniques professional artists use while creating their own 2D and 3D animations. You will experience firsthand how each step of the art production process works while also developing foundational skills, including drawing and sculpting.

You will learn:

Basic drawing and fine art skills
The art and science of animation
3D computer animation processes, including modeling and texturing
Fundamental storytelling, dialogue, and creative writing techniques

Grade(s)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Art and Animation 2: Digital Character Animation

Whether working with human-based characters or fanciful creatures, the animator’s primary job is to convey the characters’ thoughts and emotions through their physical actions. In Art and Animation Level 2, students learn about the character design and animation processes while exploring modeling and animation techniques using 3D computer animation software. Throughout the workshop, students will learn about traditional art and animation concepts used by successful character animators.

Students will learn:

Fundamental acting principles
Basic anatomy and rigging with bones and skin
Facial animations and movement analysis
3D character definition, modeling, and texturing skills
Advanced modeling techniques

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,349.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Art and Animation Level 1

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Artificial Intelligence for Games

The prevalence of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to grow in software applications for industries such as gaming, robotics, finance, retail, manufacturing, military, and even medical diagnosis. This workshop introduces you to the basics of AI and provides opportunities to program AI for gaming and robotic systems platforms.

You will learn:

Current and future applications for AI
Overview of AI varieties and types
Basic AI algorithms and logic
Techniques for programming AI

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,349.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Video Game Programming Level 1 or Scholars Computer Science or Fast Track Coding

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Building VR

In this workshop, students focus on creating virtual reality experiences and games. By the end of this workshop, students will have a greater understanding of the professional applications of VR technology as well as a deeper understanding of the game development pipeline.

You will learn:

  • User experience and interface design in a 3D environment
  • Basic level scripting to create dynamic sequences and events
  • Unique VR development challenges, including proper frame rate and creating convincing and immersive worlds

Prerequisite: Video Game Development Level 1

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,549.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Prerequisite: Video Game Development Level 1

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Character Design and Sculpting: Conceptual Character Modeling

Character designers have the exciting opportunity to create characters whose body type, costuming, and props reflect their unique personalities. This workshop teaches you how to design characters, from the initial concept stage all the way to the modeling of a maquette (a small sculpture of a character). Throughout this process, you will also examine how designers strike a balance between making characters that are both fantastic and believable.

You will learn:

The history of character design, including a survey of famous characters
The character design process, including character archetypes and prop design
Basic anatomy and figure drawing concepts
Figure sculpting, drawing, and painting

Grade(s)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Cosplay Studio

If you already know your cosplaying basics but are looking to refine your skills, Cosplay studio is here!   This workshop will teach students more advanced cosplay skills like advanced patternmaking, wearable electronics, and adding wefts to wigs.  The costuming world is vast, and we hope you’re excited to explore it with us.

You will learn:

Pattern alteration and creation
Basic electronics implementation
Advanced wig alterations
Armor making

Prerequisite: Cosplay: Costume Design and Creation, or proof of prior cosplay experience (email projectfun@digipen.edu)

*Note: This is a non-digital workshop.

Tuition
$1449

Prerequisites / Requirements
Cosplay: Costume Design and Creation

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Cosplay: Costume Design and Creation

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.

You will learn:

History of costume design
Color schemes, textiles, and makeup basics
Hand sewing and sewing machine techniques
Character portrayal

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,449.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Cyber Security and Encryption

This hands-on workshop explores different ways you can protect your online security, as well as how networked computers communicate with one another and how systems can become compromised. You will learn about data encryption techniques and career opportunities in cyber security.

You will learn:

Network vulnerabilities and strategies to protect one’s online identity
The math and programming of encryption
Online safety practices and ethics

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,349.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Video Game Programming Level 1 or Scholars Computer Science or Fast Track Coding

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fast Track Coding

Are you are looking to dive into 3D Graphics Programming, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence for Games, or Mobile Application Development? Then this intensive 1-week workshop is for you. In Coding Fast Track, you will learn the basic computer science skills necessary to successfully complete our higher level programming courses.

The instructors in Coding Fast Track will teach you the basics of programming in both C and Java. Topics will include Variables, Conditional Statements, Looping, Functions, Arrays, and more. This workshop is for those wishing to get started with programming but may not be focused on game programming.

Coding Fast Track will satisfy the prerequisites needed for our advanced courses.

You Will Learn:

  • Coding basics in C and Java
  • Vocabulary of procedural and object-oriented programming
  • Use of compilers and Integrated Development Environments

Tuition
$699

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1A
June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:40 PM

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Session 2A
July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 2B
July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Game Mastery and Interactive Storytelling

Tabletop role playing games (RPGs) 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.

Whether you are an experienced player, or brand new to tabletop RPGs, stepping into the role of GM can seem daunting. In this workshop, you will learn how to plan adventures, create and portray 3-dimensional non-player characters, and lead your players from the ordinary world to the extraordinary.

You will learn:

Techniques to fully immerse your players in your fantastic settings
How to create believable characters, with whom your players will interact
Tips to avoid railroading and other pitfalls of game mastery
Whether you are an experienced player, or brand new to tabletop RPGs, stepping into the role of GM can seem daunting. In this workshop, you will learn how to plan adventures, create and portray 3-dimensional non-player characters, and lead your players from the ordinary world to the extraordinary.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,349.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Mobile App Development

Mobile devices like phones and tablets have created countless new possibilities for skilled software developers. This workshop teaches you how to program mobile apps while building on the programming concepts learned in the prerequisite course. You will create a variety of applications for a tablet computer to see just how developers take advantage of these powerful new devices.

You will learn:

User experience, interface design, and programming using Java
Math concepts like variables, number systems, and coordinate systems
Unique mobile app development challenges, including the distribution process and channels for mobile apps

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,449.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Video Game Programming Level 1 or Scholars Computer Science or Fast Track Coding

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Music and Sound Design: Birth of an Earworm

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

You will learn:

Recording studio basics, including audio recording hardware and software
How to create a library of music soundtracks and sound effects
Composition and songwriting, including music writing software
Integration of music and sound effects in games and animations

Grade(s)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Online Art and Animation Level 1

Animators have an important job in any video game or film studio: to create living, breathing characters who express their unique personalities through movement. It is a complex and challenging task, but the results can be nothing short of breathtaking. This Online Workshop introduces you to the art and science of animation through hands-on projects that show firsthand how each step of the production process works. You will learn about the tools and techniques professional animators use while creating their own 2D and 3D animations. Along the way, you will discover how traditional art skills, including drawing and sculpting, are central to the animation process.

 

You will learn:
  • Basic drawing and fine art skills
  • The art and science of animation
  • 3D computer animation processes, including modeling and texturing
  • Storytelling, dialogue, and creative writing techniques

*To make up for the Fourth of July holiday, hours during this session are extended one half hour.

Each 30-Hour Online Workshop is a hybrid class that uses a combination of online classroom sessions and offline study. Each session includes 30 hours of online class meetings via Zoom, where students interact with their instructor in real time, as well as independent studying and projects. Students communicate with instructors and classmates through live internet chats during online sessions, as well as through email and message forums. Students have access to reference material, schedules, and assignment postings through an interactive distance-learning website.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$495

Location

Online

Sessions

Session 1 AM
June 24, 2019 - July 5, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Session 2 AM
July 8, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Online Art and Animation Level 2

Whether working with human-based characters or fanciful creatures, the animator’s primary job is to convey the characters’ thoughts and emotions through their physical actions. In Art and Animation Level 2, students learn about the character design and animation processes while exploring modeling and animation techniques using 3D computer animation software. Throughout the workshop, students will learn about traditional art and animation concepts used by successful character animators.

 

Students will learn:

  • Fundamental acting principles
  • Basic anatomy and rigging with bones and skin
  • Facial animations and movement analysis
  • 3D character definition, modeling, and texturing skills
  • Advanced modeling techniques

Each 30-Hour Online Workshop is a hybrid class that uses a combination of online classroom sessions and offline study. Each session includes 30 hours of online class meetings via Zoom, where students interact with their instructor in real time, as well as independent studying and projects. Students communicate with instructors and classmates through live internet chats during online sessions, as well as through email and message forums. Students have access to reference material, schedules, and assignment postings through an interactive distance-learning website.

Tuition
$495

Prerequisites / Requirements
Online Art and Animation Level 1

Location

Online

Sessions

Session 3 AM
July 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Online Video Game Development Level 1

This Online Workshop teaches you how today’s digital games and interactive experiences are created. You will make a series of games while learning basic programming concepts, immersing yourself in the game production process, and exploring pathways into video game careers!

 

Students will learn:
  • The video game production process, including writing design documents, game testing, and problem solving
  • Game design principles, including game balance and effective interface design
  • Coding basics such as variables, conditionals, iteration, and functions
  • Art production processes and tools

*To make up for the Fourth of July holiday, hours during this session are extended one half hour.

Each 30-Hour Online Workshop is a hybrid class that uses a combination of online classroom sessions and offline study. Each session includes 30 hours of online class meetings via Zoom, where students interact with their instructor in real time, as well as independent studying and projects. Students communicate with instructors and classmates through live Internet chats during online sessions, as well as through email and message forums. Students have access to reference material, schedules, and assignment postings through an interactive distance-learning website.

 

*Please note, there will be no workshops on the July 4th holiday. Workshop hours will be extended 30 minutes during this session.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$495

Location

Online

Sessions

Session 1 AM
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Session 2 AM
July 8, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Session 3 AM
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Online Video Game Development Level 2

In this workshop, students focus on the tools and processes game designers use to create compelling video game levels, interesting scenarios, and enjoyable playing experiences. Students discover how to create dynamic sequences and events and bring their levels to life. By the end of this workshop, students will have a greater understanding of the work of professional game designers, as well as the ability to create their own game designs.

 

Students will learn:

  • Digital art tools and level editors to make original game content
  • Mathematical concepts like 2D and 3D coordinate systems
  • Basic level scripting to create dynamic sequences and events

Each 30-Hour Online Workshop is a hybrid class that uses a combination of online classroom sessions and offline study. Each session includes 30 hours of online class meetings via Zoom, where students interact with their instructor in real time, as well as independent studying and projects. Students communicate with instructors and classmates through live Internet chats during online sessions, as well as through email and message forums. Students have access to reference material, schedules, and assignment postings through an interactive distance-learning website.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$495

Prerequisites / Requirements
Video Game Development Level 1

Location

Online

Sessions

Session 3 PM
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday - Friday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Online Video Game Programming Level 1

This Online Workshop allows you to dive into the process of writing code for video games! You will learn the basics of Java programming, such as variables, conditionals, and functions, in conjunction with the basics of video game programming, including animating sprites, controlling character behaviors, and applying sound effects!

 

YOU WILL LEARN:
  • Coding basics such as variables, conditionals, iteration, and functions
  • The basics of video game programming, including animating characters, controlling character behaviors, applying sound effects, playing music, and processing user input
  • The math that game developers use every day, including 2D coordinate systems, vectors, linear equations, and quadratics, as well as physics topics like velocity, acceleration, and force based movement

*To make up for the Fourth of July holiday, hours during this session are extended one half hour.

Each 30-Hour Online Workshop is a hybrid class that uses a combination of online classroom sessions and offline study. Each session includes 30 hours of online class meetings via Zoom, where students interact with their instructor in real time, as well as independent studying and projects. Students communicate with instructors and classmates through live internet chats during online sessions, as well as through email and message forums. Students have access to reference material, schedules, and assignment postings through an interactive distance-learning website.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$495

Location

Online

Sessions

Session 1 PM
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019
Monday - Friday
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Session 3 AM
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Online Video Game Programming Level 2

Building on the Java programming skills gained in Level 1 of this series, you will focus on understanding the crucial computer science, computer graphics, and mathematical concepts of how 2D game engines are created. This challenging course pushes you beyond being simply a user of technology and puts you on the path toward creating it.

You will learn:

  • Object-oriented programming concepts such as classes, inheritance, composition, and encapsulation
  • Programming skills to detect and code character interactions and form connections between objects
  • Implementation of algebra and trigonometry in game development

Each 30-Hour Online Workshoup is a hybrid class that uses a combination of online classroom sessions and offline study. Each session includes 30 hours of online class meetings via Zoom, where students interact with their instructor in real time, as well as independent studying and projects. Students communicate with instructors and classmates through live internet chats during online sessions, as well as through email and message forums. Students have access to reference material, schedules, and assignment postings through an interactive distance-learning website.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$495

Prerequisites / Requirements
Online Video Game Programming Level 1

Location

Online

Sessions

Session 3 PM
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday - Friday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Physics of Motion

In this workshop, you will examine the physics and engineering concepts involved with the flight of projectiles, including propulsion mechanisms, aerodynamics, and gravity. You will study how to convert potential energy into kinetic energy by designing and building a variety of launching systems such as slings, bows, catapults, and rockets.

You will learn:

A historical overview of ballistics and future applications
Newton’s laws of dynamics and projectile motion
Mechanical design and construction of launch systems
How to measure performance characteristics to calculate trajectories

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,449.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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R/C Car Racing

In this workshop, you build your own radio-controlled racing car and learn how to prepare and tune it for optimum performance out on the track. As you assemble your racer, you will explore the basics of car mechanics, physics, electronics, and radio technology. Participants will learn about essential racing concepts and strategies and go home with their own R/C racers.

You will learn:

R/C car mechanical components, including suspension and power train
The physics of cars, including velocity, acceleration, friction, and centripetal force
R/C car design elements
Strategies and techniques for R/C track racing

Grade(s)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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R/C Car Racing Level 2

In this advanced workshop, students will build their own hobbyist-grade radio-controlled vehicle and learn how to prepare and tune it for optimum performance out on the track. As they assemble their racer, they will explore the basics of vehicle mechanics, physics, electronics, and radio technology. Participants will learn about essential racing concepts, rules, and strategies according the the official Remotely Operated Auto Racers (ROAR) manual. Ultimately, students will go home with their own R/C vehicle. The course goal is to build confidence in student racing ability with intent to participate in a local R/C club race, if they choose.

 

You will learn:

  • R/C vehicle mechanical components, including suspension and transmission
  • The physics of cars, including velocity, acceleration, friction, and centripetal force
  • R/C vehicle design and body painting
  • Strategies, techniques, and rules for R/C track racing

Prerequisite: R/C Car Racing Level 1

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1549

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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R/C Flight

This workshop introduces you to the math and physics principles and mechanical elements of flight, while teaching you how to build and fly a radio-controlled fixed-wing aircraft. You will also be exposed to concepts related to rotary-wing aircraft as you learn to fly small quad-copters.

You will learn:

The math and physics of flight
Key components of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft
Aeronautical engineering principles
How to pilot an R/C fixed-wing aircraft

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,549.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Robotics

Robots are fascinating machines that interact with the physical world through automated processes. This workshop introduces students to fundamental engineering concepts as they build and program
their own autonomous robots. While constructing their robots, students will learn the basics of mechanics, electronics, and software engineering while testing the limits of their creations.

Students will learn:

Motors, sensors, and mechanical design
Mechanical engineering concepts
Introductory high-level programming
Applied math and science topics such as variables, electricity, circuits, and logic

Grade(s)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Scholars Art: Studio Art

This fine arts course, based on DigiPen college curriculum, delves into the development of foundational art skills in drawing and color. You are taught the nature of drawing as a language skill, with special consideration given to applied observational drawing goals and critical thinking skills. You also learn the fundamentals of color theory. By the end of the course, you will have experience with basic drawing and painting materials and a strategy to continue the development of your artistic skills.

This course assumes no prior art experience, but is intended for those who are seriously considering a career in traditional or digital art.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,349.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Scholars Computer Science

This challenging course, based on DigiPen college curriculum, introduces you to C programming and helps you understand the role of computation in solving problems. You will learn the fundamentals of programming, including conditions, loops, input/output mechanics, and basic data types such as arrays and structures. You will also learn software development techniques and best practices that will provide you with a solid foundation in computer science.

This course assumes no prior programming experience, but is intended for those students who are seriously considering a career in computer science.

Grade(s)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Register Online

Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Scholars Computer Science – Girls Only

This challenging course, based on DigiPen college curriculum, introduces you to C programming and helps you understand the role of computation in solving problems. You will learn the fundamentals of programming, including conditions, loops, input/output mechanics, and basic data types such as arrays and structures. You will also learn software development techniques and best practices that will provide you with a solid foundation in computer science.

This course assumes no prior programming experience, but is intended for those students who are seriously considering a career in computer science.

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,349.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Scoring for Film and Games – MasterClass

Composing music for film, animation, and video games calls for a unique mix of art and science. This intensive workshop explores the creative principles and software techniques used to support a story with music.

Under the guidance of a veteran composer, you will compose an original score synchronized to picture, then participate in a live studio recording session with a chamber ensemble to produce the finished soundtrack.

You will learn:

How to use professional digital audio workstation software and hardware
Techniques for composing music synchronized to picture
How to prepare musical score and parts
Hands-on experience recording-to-picture with trained musicians

Grade(s)
10-12

Tuition
$2,049.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Master Class Session: Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sound Design for Games

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

You will learn:

Recording studio basics, including audio recording hardware and software
How to create a library of music soundtracks and sound effects
Composition and songwriting, including music writing software
Integration of music and sound effects in games and animations

Grade(s)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Sound Recording and Performance

Sound and music have a dramatic effect on the experience of playing a game or watching an animation. This advanced-level workshop allows you to develop the sound design skills used in a professional game development or animation studio. You will learn about Foley sound effects recording, music composition techniques, and the advanced tools and processes that musicians and composers use to craft their sound. By the end of this workshop, you will have performed, recorded, and processed your own soundtracks for a game or animation.

You will learn:

How to use professional digital audio workstation software and hardware
Music and sound production techniques
How to shape mood and setting with music and sound

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,349.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Art and Science of the Modern DJ – MasterClass

Electronic musicians and DJ’s play a pivotal role in modern music, from soul to EDM.

This workshop will teach you the fundamental skills used in creating electronic music and professional DJ’ing.

You will learn music theory, sampling, synthesis, song structure, mixing, DJ history, and some of the science behind the equipment used to create electronic music. You will also learn to use DJ music industry tools to help you on your way to becoming a beat maker, electronic music producer, and DJ.

This workshop will enable you to make beats on an industry standard Digital Audio Workstation and equip you with the basic production techniques and DJ skills to scratch and mix the music you create. You will also learn basic scratch techniques and beat juggling on Digital DJ Controllers, using the industry standard Serato DJ software. The workshop will also include tips on the performance aspect of the art and on how to structure your song selection to suit your audience and or environment.

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to perform a mix incorporating beat mixing, scratching, and some beat juggling to provide the soundtrack to a DigiPen video game.

You will learn:

Electronic music theory, sampling and synthesis
Song/arrangement structure & in the box mixing
DJ history, music theory & problem solving
Beat mixing, basic scratching and beat juggling techniques
Performance, sampling and music curation

Grade(s)
10-12

Tuition
$2,049.00

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Master Class Session: Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Video Game Development 1: Becoming a Game Developer

This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to take an idea for a 2D video game and make it a reality. This workshop examines basic programming techniques, but also looks at the other disciplines needed to create a game, including game design, art production, and sound design. You will gain not only a new appreciation for the hard work that went into making your favorite games, but also the tools to start bringing your own game ideas to life.

You will learn:

The video game production process, including writing design documents, game testing, and problem solving
Game design principles, including game balance and effective interface design
Coding basics such as variables, conditionals, iterations, and functions
Art production processes and tools

Grade(s)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Video Game Development 2: Level Design & Game Theory

In this workshop, students focus on the tools and processes game designers use to create compelling video game levels, interesting scenarios, and enjoyable playing experiences. Students discover how to create dynamic sequences and events and bring their levels to life. By the end of this workshop, students will have a greater understanding of the work of professional game designers, as well as the ability to create their own game designs.

Students will learn:

Digital art tools and level editors to make original game content
Mathematical concepts like 2D and 3D coordinate systems
Basic level scripting to create dynamic sequences and events

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,349.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Video Game Development Level 1

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Video Game Programming 1: Arcade Game Programming

This workshop launches you into the world of computer programming through the practice of writing code for video games. The emphasis in this workshop is on learning the foundational programming concepts – including variables, conditional statements, and loops – that form the basis of games and other programs. You are also introduced to concepts in physics, graphics, and audio libraries while programming the logic for a series of PC games.

You will learn:

Java coding basics such as variables, conditionals, iterations, and functions
Basic video game programming concepts, including character animation, character behaviors, sound effects, music, and processing user input
Game development math concepts such as 2D coordinate systems, vectors, linear equations, and quadratics
Physics topics such as gravity, friction, opposing forces, and momentum

Grade(s)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 3
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Video Game Programming 2: Game Engine Programming

Building on the Java programming skills gained in Level 1 of this series, you will focus on understanding the crucial computer science, computer graphics, and mathematical concepts of how 2D game engines are created. This challenging course pushes you beyond being simply a user of technology and puts you on the path toward creating it.

You will learn:

Object-oriented programming concepts such as classes, inheritance, composition, and encapsulation
Programming skills to detect and code character interactions and form connections between objects
Implementation of algebra and trigonometry in game development

Grade(s)
8-12

Tuition
$1,349.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Video Game Programming Level 1 preferred, Scholars Computer Science, or Coding Fast Track accepted

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 2
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Session 4
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 filmmaking. In 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)
8-12

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
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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