Summer Programs

Pre-College Summer Programs

Students in the Pre-College Program get a feel for what it’s like to take college courses at DigiPen while also learning what it takes to be successful in the game industry. This four-week online program features morning classes dedicated to learning core concepts from faculty-level instructors, and afternoons spent in the game project lab.

Pre-College Game Design
Pre-College Art & Animation for Games
Pre-College Game Programming
Pre-College Music & Sound Design for Games

Summer 2024 Pre-College Program Dates

July 8th through August 2nd.

Registration for 2024 Pre-College Summer Programs will be open soon.

WANIC Summer Programs

An introduction to collegiate-level academic programs for high school students. This is a great opportunity for students entering 9th -12th grade and enrolled in the WANIC consortium: Bellevue, Everette, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore, Riverview and Snoqualmie Valley School District.

DigiPen Intro to Art & Animation
DigiPen Intro to Data Analytics & Visualization
DigiPen Intro to Game Design
DigiPen Intro to Music & Sound Design
DigiPen Intro to Video Game Programming

Summer 2023 WANIC Session Dates

June 27th – July 14th
NOTE: There will be no classes on Monday, July 4th in observance of July 4th.

For more information and to Register for the summer semester visit the WANIC page.

Registration Open on “Open World”

Registration is now open for DigiPen’s new summer program, Open World by DigiPen. Topics for these fun summer workshops include game design, art, programming, music, robotics, and more. Visit for more information.

Visit our YouTube Channel to view our free series on "Introduction to Game Design".