Pre College Summer Arts & Technology Programs

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Pre-College Programs

Experience college-level courses at one of the Top 5 Video Game Design Schools

Take a course with DigiPen Academy and learn what it takes to succeed in the game industry.

Game Design

Art & Animation

Game Programming

Music & Sound Design

DigiPen Academy Offers Four Summer Pre-College Tracks:

Game Design

Students gain a strong knowledge of all technical and creative aspects of the game development process. Essential for all game designers who want to create engaging and interactive player experiences

Art & Animation for Games

The key to success for production artists is a strong visual development process and foundational art skills. Students learn the skills needed for being a production artist for video games, animation, and more.

Game Programming

Programming requires a deep understanding of computer science, advanced mathematics and physics. This program gives students an introduction to the art and science behind video game development.

Music & Sound Design for Games

Students focus on the theory, history, and techniques of music and sound design to understand what elements make a video game’s soundtrack and sound effects a compelling experience.

Registration for Pre-College Programs is open

Why should you choose DigiPen Academy?

DigiPen Academy has over 25 years of in-person programs, clubs and workshops, and over a decade of experience teaching online.

We deliver quality programs to ensure each student receives a comprehensive education. Each of the four Pre-College tracks are taught online, with live instructors.

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Supported by DigiPen Institute of Technology

DigiPen Institute of Technology offers students from around the world a pathway to rewarding careers in Arts & Technology and has been ranked as a Top 5 Video Game Design School by the Princeton Review for over 13 years. Students from DigiPen’s three global campuses have won 226 awards for game projects and academic papers.