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The DigiPen Video Game Programming track gives students an introduction to the art and science behind video game development. Through seven modules of instruction, students learn key art, math, and computer science concepts that are applied to a game project after each module. While developing their games, students also write a short essay defending the methods and reasons used to complete their project, as well as address industry issues like labor practices, intellectual property rights, publishing contracts and controversial game content.
The Pacific Northwest is a true hub of game development, with hundreds of big-name game companies as well as indie game studios contributing to the ongoing growth of the over $80 billion game industry in the U.S. The demand for skilled developers has never been higher. For students who want to pursue a rewarding career as a game developer, this signature program provides the solid foundation that has already launched hundreds of high school students on their journey into this industry and beyond.
In this full-year, 3-period Skill Center class (3 high school credits) students will:
Two Year Program Available.
This program is primarily for students entering their Junior or Senior year of high school in the fall, but younger students are accepted with permission.
High School Credits:
Year 1 – CTE (2.0), AP Comp Sci Principles (1.0)
Year 2 – CTE (2.0), Math Analysis (1.0)
College Credits: DigiPen Credits TBD
Our WANIC 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.
See what past students have created in our WANIC classes.
September to June
For schedule, see the WANIC website.
No tuition costs/fees; funded by the State
RSVP for a required Info Session to learn more about the programs. See Info Session dates below.
Zoom links will be emailed out the week of the session.
*Subject to Cancellation