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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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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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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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Computer Engineering – Pre-College Program

Students in the Computer Engineering track of the Pre-College Program study the mechanics of how computers work and learn how to use these powerful pieces of technology to their fullest potential.

 

Apply at: bit.ly/pre-college_app

Grade(s)
10-12

Tuition
$2,699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Pre-College Program application, including high school transcript providing proof of completion of Algebra 2.

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Pre-College Session
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:15 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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Exploring Art and Animation

This workshop is perfect for anyone who’s ever paused an animation or video game just to admire the beautiful artwork. Students study the skills, tools, and processes that production artists use to create art and animation for today’s video games and animations.

Students will learn:

Drawing techniques and color theory
Principles of animation
Visual effects
2D and 3D digital art tools

Grade(s)
3-4

Tuition
$699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Familiarity with computers, beginning reading skills

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1A
Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 28, 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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Exploring Art and Animation

This workshop is perfect for anyone who’s ever paused an animation or video game just to admire the beautiful artwork. Students study the skills, tools, and processes that production artists use to create art and animation for today’s video games and animations.

Students will learn:

Drawing techniques and color theory
Principles of animation
Visual effects
2D and 3D digital art tools

Grade(s)
K-2

Tuition
$699.00

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
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 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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Exploring Electronics

The field of electronics is ultimately all about how we can manipulate electrons to allow devices like our cell phones, microwave ovens, and even automated heart defibrillators to work. In this workshop, students conduct experiments and build a variety of projects to demystify the exciting world of the electron!

Your child will explore:

Basics of electrical properties such as voltage, current, and resistance
Building simple electronic devices using various components from resistors to motors
How to program microcontrollers to interact with the physical world

Grade(s)
3-4

Tuition
$699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Familiarity with computers, beginning reading skills and math skills

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
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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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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Exploring Engineering

From smartphones, to space stations, it is the job of the engineers to design the many amazing products we use every day. In this workshop, your kids will have the chance to build, test, and even break a few things – all in the name science of course. We will look at different engineering disciplines and discover how they design, build, and test things.

Your child will explore:

Scientific fundamentals and how they relate to engineering
Building fun devices to test the science
How to design an experiment to test their device

Grade(s)
3-4

Tuition
$699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Familiarity with computers, beginning reading skills

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1A
Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 2A
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 12, 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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Session 4B
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Exploring Game Creation

In Exploring Game Creation, kids will look at video and tabletop games and use what they learn to create a series of games. With the guidance of our teachers, kids will design and construct card games, dice games, and board games. They will then work in teams, to playtest and use constructive criticism to make their games into something they will be proud to show off to friends and family.

Your child will explore:

Creating rules and instructions so others can play their games
Using playtesting to make their games even more fun and engaging
How to apply thematic elements to maximize the gameplay experience

Grade(s)
3-4

Tuition
$699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Familiarity with computers, beginning reading skills

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1A
Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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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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Session 4A
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Exploring Game Design

Games are fun to play, but they’re even more fun to make! In Exploring Game Design, we have created a fun and supportive environment for your child to discover what it takes to create tabletop games and video games. They will discover how game designers use math, science, art, and sound to create engaging player experiences. At the end of the week, your child will take home a board game and a video game of their own creation!

Your child will explore:

The game creation process
Fundamentals of logic and problem solving
How designers use game mechanics to create fun and challenging games

Grade(s)
K-2

Tuition
$699.00

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1A
Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019 Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 2A
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 12, 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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Exploring Programming and Logic

You don’t need to be able to write code to understand how computers make decisions. In this workshop, your child will use fun activities and games to design and build their own decision engines. The basics of machine thinking will be explored by looking at and building simple combinations of logical elements.

Your child will explore:

Logic and decision-making
How computers think and interact with the world

Grade(s)
K-2

Tuition
$699.00

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1A
Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 28, 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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Session 4B
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Exploring Programming and Logic

You don’t need to be able to write code to understand how computers make decisions. In this workshop, your child will use fun activities and games to design and build their own decision engines. The basics of machine thinking will be explored by looking at and building simple combinations of logical elements.

Your child will explore:

Logic and decision-making
How computers think and interact with the world

Grade(s)
3-4

Tuition
$699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Familiarity with computers, beginning reading skills

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
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 3A
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 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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Exploring Programming and Logic Level 2

This workshop dives deeper into the complexity of how computers work and the myriad of tasks we give them. Using a variety of unplugged and computer-based activities, students will uncover a new level of game programming detail. Students will be introduced to how a computer stores data for rapid access, how a computer keeps data organized, and how to integrate more complex algorithms into their games.

Your child will explore:

More advanced programming syntax
2D game graphics programming
Introduction to scripting

Grade(s)
3-4

Tuition
$699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Exploring Programming and Logic Level 1, and basic computer skills, typing, reading, spelling, basic math

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
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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Exploring Robotics Level 1

Robots have been a subject of fascination and entertainment for generations, both in fiction and in real life. In Exploring Robotics, your child will learn about how robots move, see, touch, and hear. Under the guidance of classroom instructors, students will apply what they have learned by designing, building, and programming their own robots and mechanical devices.

Your child will explore:

How robots accomplish tasks
Simple mechanical systems
Programming controllers

Grade(s)
3-4

Tuition
$699

Prerequisites / Requirements
Familiarity with computers, beginning reading and math skills

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session 1A
Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Session 2A
Jul 8, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Exploring Robotics Level 1

Robots have been a subject of fascination and entertainment for generations, both in fiction and in real life. In Exploring Robotics, your child will learn about how robots move, see, touch, and hear. Under the guidance of classroom instructors, students will apply what they have learned by designing, building, and programming their own robots and mechanical devices.

Your child will explore:

How robots accomplish tasks
Simple mechanical systems
Programming controllers

Grade(s)
K-2

Tuition
$699.00

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
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 4A
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Exploring Robotics Level 2

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.

Your child will explore:

How to plan their programs using pseudocode
Higher level understanding of sensor input
How environmental conditions impact robot behavior

Grade(s)
3-4

Tuition
$699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Exploring Robotics Level 1

Location

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd,
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 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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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 Art Production – Pre-College Program

By learning the foundational skills of art, animation, and computer graphics, students in this track practice the skills necessary to produce sophisticated digital art for video games.

 

Apply at: bit.ly/pre-college_app

Grade(s)
10-12

Tuition
$2,699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Pre-College Program application, including high school transcript, and five drawings from observation.

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Pre-College Session
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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Game Design – Pre-College Program

Game Design students learn about the fundamental principles of game design, the computer science that goes into designing a video game, and the storytelling and character creation skills necessary to bring video games to life.

 

Apply at: bit.ly/pre-college_app

Grade(s)
10-12

Tuition
$2,699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Pre-College Program application, including high school transcript, and a one- to two-paragraph writing sample that describes their favorite non-digital game and explain why it is their favorite, including one rule that they would change and why.

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Pre-College Session
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:15 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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Game Programming – Pre-College Program

In the Game Programming track, students learn about computer science, mathematics, and physics, specifically how each of these disciplines relates to video game programming.

 

Apply at: bit.ly/pre-college_app

Grade(s)
10-12

Tuition
$2,699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Pre-College Program application, including high school transcript providing proof of completion of Algebra 2.

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Pre-College Session
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 4:15 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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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 – Pre-College Program

By focusing on the theory, history, and techniques of music and sound design, students in this program gain an understanding of what elements make a video game’s soundtrack and sound effects a compelling experience.

 

Apply at: bit.ly/pre-college_app

Grade(s)
10-12

Tuition
$2,699.00

Prerequisites / Requirements
Pre-College Program application, including current high school transcript, and self-assessment of their ability to play sheet music provided. To request self-assessment, please email projectfun@digipen.edu.

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Pre-College Session
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019
Monday through Friday
9:00 AM - 4:15 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
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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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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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