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    DigiPen Academy: Pre-College Music & Sound Design for Games

    DigiPen Academy: Pre-College Music & Sound Design for Games


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Music, STEM, 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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    Audio professionals play an important role on any game production team. Whether composing the musical score that sets a game’s mood or recording the sound effects that give players moment-to-moment gameplay feedback, it’s a job that requires both musical knowledge and technical expertise. DigiPen Academy's Music & Sound Design for Games will give you the knowledge that you need.

    During this four-week program, students experience what student life is like for DigiPen college students studying to become audio professionals through DigiPen’s Bachelor of Music and Sound Design. By focusing on the theory, history, and techniques of music and sound design, students in this program gain an understanding of what elements make a video game’s soundtrack and sound effects a compelling experience.

    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.


    • MTM: Music Theory and Musicianship
    • MHL: Music History and Literature (includes Lab)
    • FMSD: Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design (includes 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.

    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: $2995