Online Workshops

About Online Workshops

Learn about video game programming, art and animation, and game design from home with online courses held in a variety of formats throughout the year. These courses combine rigorous curriculum with hands-on projects to give students valuable experience in video game programming and game art production.

DigiPen Academy’s Online Programs mirror many of the same topics covered at onsite Summer Programs, but are engineered specifically to serve students learning remotely. Students who complete an online course that serves as a prerequisite for another course can take the next course in the series either online or on-site.

Each Online Program is a hybrid class that combines offline independent study with online classroom sessions conducted via, where students interact with their instructor and classmates. Students have access to reference material, schedules, and assignment postings through an interactive distance-learning website.

Technology Requirements

Students must have access to a PC or Mac computer as well as additional hardware and software that meet the technology requirements listed below. Some programs or courses may indicate additional technology requirements, and not all programs are Mac compatible. See individual course descriptions for more information.

  • Windows PC or Mac computer
  • Display with minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Headset with microphone
  • Three-button mouse
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Current, major internet browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari)
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader
  • Zoom Launcher Plugin

Current Course Options:

Spring Break Workshops

Spring Break Workshops will begin March 30th. We will be offering two-week online classes aimed at students aged 11-18. Monday to Friday from 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Courses we are offering include:

Summer Online Workshops

Summer Online Workshops run in two-week sessions, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Summer sessions offer students the opportunity to explore our most popular workshops in a distance learning format. This summer we will be offering:


Masterclasses are in collaboration with industry experts. These classes are geared toward anyone (aged 11+) with an interest in the given field and will be held online. Our next one is Saturday, April 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m with Jazno Francoeur.

There is a $5.00 fee to attend but all proceeds will be donated to Hopelink to help those who may be experiencing food insecurity during the current COVID-19 health crisis.

Technology Requirements

Students must have access to a computer that meets the technology requirements. Some programs or courses may indicate additional requirements, see individual course descriptions for more info.


We provide full and partial need-based scholarships for all of our programs. Scholarship applications are required, and due dates vary depending upon the program.