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    DigiPen Academy: Pre-College Game Design

    DigiPen Academy: Pre-College Game Design


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Computer Science, Game Design
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (425) 629-5007
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    To be a good game designer, one must understand the fundamental principles of game design, the computer science that goes into programming a video game, the art and animation production process and the storytelling and character creation skills necessary to bring a video game to life.  DigiPen Academy's Game Design course will allow you to experience what life is like for DigiPen College students who are working on their Game Design Degree. 

    Strong knowledge of all technical and creative aspects of the game development process is important in creating an engaging and interactive experience today’s players expect.


    • GD: Principles of Game Design
    • CS: Applied Computer Science for Games (with Lab)
    • GD: Interactive Narrative and Character Creation (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 will receive a tuition credit equal to the Pre-College Program tuition to apply toward their first-semester tuition as a freshman.

    Cost and Session Information

    July 8th to August 2nd, 2024
    Monday through Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST