DigiPen Academy:  Pre-College Summer Programs

    DigiPen Academy: Pre-College Summer Programs


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: STEM
    • Selective: No
    • Call: (425) 629-5077
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    Students in the Pre-College Program will get a feel for what it’s like to take college courses at DigiPen and learn what it takes to be successful in the game industry.

    During this four-week program in July 2021, mornings are dedicated to learning core concepts from our faculty-level instructors, and afternoons are spent in their project lab, where students get to immerse themselves in the roles of programmers, game designers, artists, music and sound designers.

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


    Participants must be at least 16, entering their Junior or Senior year of high school, or have graduated high school within the last 18 months. Computer Science students are expected to have successfully completed Algebra 2, and we recommend music students have some experience playing an instrument.


    Students from outside the United States are welcome! There are no additional program prerequisites for international students, but please understand that all instruction will happen in English. To register for the Pre-College Program with an international address, please e-mail academy@digipen.edu.

    Cost and Session Information


    July 6 – July 30 2021Monday through Friday9:00am – 4:00pm (PST)


    Starting at $2,650.00


    Each day, students will take 2 academic courses (9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Pacific time, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pacific time), and participate in a project studio in the afternoons (2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time).

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