Pre-College Game Programming

Program Description:

Programming software for today’s gamers requires a deep understanding of computer science, advanced mathematics, and physics. During this four-week program, students will get to experience what life is like for DigiPen college students who are working to complete their Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Pre-College students in this track will take three (3) core academic classes plus the Game Project Lab that involves students from all of the Pre-College tracks to work together to complete a game.


  • ​CS: Applied Computer Science for Games
  • MAT: Applied Math for Games (with Lab)
  • PHY: Applied Physics for Games (with Lab)
  • GAM: Game Project Lab

Technical Requirements:

Students must have access to a computer as well as additional hardware and software. Some programs or courses may indicate additional technology requirements, and not all programs are Mac compatible.

Additional Technical Requirements:

  • No additional technical requirements


Participants must be at least 16, entering their Junior or Senior year of high school, or have graduated high school within the last 18 months.

Additional Prerequisites:

  • Game Programming students are expected to have successfully completed Algebra 2


Students receive grades for their Pre-College classes, plus a final transcript to include in their college application.

Any student who successfully completes the Pre-College Program and matriculates to DigiPen Institute of Technology within three years will receive a tuition credit equal to the Pre-College Program tuition to apply toward their first-semester tuition as a freshman.


Our Pre-College instructors are outstanding, highly trained and passionate about their respective fields. Instructors impart their years of knowledge and experience to teach and inspire the next generation of innovators.







Program Dates:

July 8th to August 2nd, 2024


Currently Open




Four consecutive weeks in July & August

Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST



How to Register:

Visit our registration portal and follow the prompts to provide all details and payment.

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