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    DigiPen Academy: Pre-College Art & Animation

    DigiPen Academy: Pre-College Art & Animation


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Game Design, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
    • Call: (425) 629-5007
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    With all the incredible advancements in digital art tools, the key to success for production artists is still a solid visual development process and foundational art skills to execute that process. DigiPen Academy's Art & Animation prepares students for the rich and rewarding experience of being a production artist for video games, animation, and more. 

    Within the Game Project Lab, students in the art track serve as the game team’s resident artist by developing characters, backgrounds and other essential components for their game.

    During this four-week-long program, students get to experience what life is like for DigiPen college students who are working to complete their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation. Students in this track take three (3) core academic classes plus the Game Project Lab that involves students from all of the Pre-College tracks working together to complete a game.


    • ART: Art Foundations
    • ANI: Animation Techniques (with Lab)
    • CG: Computer Graphics Tools (with Lab)
    • GAM: Game Project Lab

    Students receive grades for their Pre-College classes, plus a final transcript that can be included in their college applications. Any student who successfully completes the Pre-College Program and matriculates to DigiPen Institute of Technology within three years can receive a credit equal to the Pre-College Program tuition to apply toward their first-semester tuition as a freshman.

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    Cost and Session Information

    Program Date:
    July 8th to August 2nd, 2024
    Monday through Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST
    Location: Online
    Tuition: $3,195.00