Courses

Registering for Homeschool Courses

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

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

Registering for Workshops

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

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

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Exploring Characters

Creating a unique character for a video game, animation, or even a toy figurine involves having fine arts skills reinforced by a strong design process. Initially, students will study basic concepts, including how shapes, colors, and different approaches influence and work together for successful character design. Students will then progress through the creation of several of their own characters using both traditional and digital media.

Grade(s)
1-3

Tuition
$249

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session A
Jan 19, 2019 - Feb 2, 2019
Saturdays
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Session B
Feb 23, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Exploring Games

In Exploring Games, students will play a selection of video and tabletop games, and study what makes them fun to play. They will then work in teams, to play-test and use constructive criticism to make their own game into something they will be proud to show off to friends and family.

Grade(s)
1-3

Tuition
$249

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session B
Feb 23, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Junior Intro to Animate: Emotes – Mini Workshops Session B

Do you love those fun dance moves in video games? Learn how to animate them yourself!

With the help of a character rig, students will explore the creation of movement while learning about the principles of animation.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$249

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session B
Feb 23, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Junior Out of the Box Board Game Design – Mini Workshops Session B

We love our board games, but why get stuck thinking about keeping everything in a box? Innovate and construct something Out of the Box in this hands-on, get-messy mini workshop.

Students will learn the history of games, basic game mechanics, and the game production pipeline- including design, prototyping, and production.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$249

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session B
Feb 23, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019
Saturdays
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Junior Screensaver Creation: A PC’s Daydream – Mini Workshops Session B

Ever wondered how to make your own screensaver? Look no further! In this class, students will learn about the design, art, and programming behind creating a screensaver. From bubbles and bouncy balls to ribbons and rockets to marbles and minigames, students will learn the art of crafting calming entertainment.

Grade(s)
4-7

Tuition
$249

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session B
Feb 23, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019
Saturdays
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Register Online

Online Art and Animation Level 1 – Spring Weekend

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 Art skills, including drawing and sculpting, are central to the animation process. 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

Online
Jan 26, 2019 - Apr 6, 2019
Saturdays
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Storyboards and Character Sheets – Mini Workshops Session B

Whether you’re interested in film, novels, or other forms of storytelling, the skill of breaking your story and characters down can be very useful. Storyboards and Character Sheets will focus students on these aspects of the production process. This mini workshop will help them create and practice visualizing their story by using key frames, planning camera movement, and creating consistency with character looks and traits.

Recommended pair: Worldbuilding: Protagonists, Heroes, and Warriors

Grade(s)
8-12

Location

DigiPen Campus
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Sessions

Session B
Feb 23, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019
Saturdays
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Register Online