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    DigiPen Academy:  Pre-College Summer Programs

    DigiPen Academy: Pre-College Summer Programs


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College, Private School
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Information Technology
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (425) 629-5077
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    During this four-week program, students will experience what life is like for DigiPen college students who are working on completing their degrees. Depending on the chosen track, students will immerse themselves in the roles of programmers, game designers, artists, music and sound designers. DigiPen Academy’s curriculum provides students with an innovative and pioneering combination of practical, hands-on project experience combined with strong academics.

    DigiPen Academy is the K-12 sibling of DigiPen Institute of Technology, which has been turning talented college-age students into exceptional engineers, artists, designers and video game creators for more than three decades. During this four-week program held in July at our Redmond, WA campus, students can expect to receive a strong foundation in the academic fundamentals in their chosen track in Game Designers, Art & Animation, Computer Science, or Music & Sound Design. Please visit our website for a detailed description of each program offered.

    Students receive grades for their Pre-College classes, plus a final transcript to include in their application to DigiPen. Any student who 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 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 be in English. To register for the Pre-College Program with an international address, please e-mail academy@digipen.edu.