Youth Programs

DigiPen's ProjectFUN Youth Programs offer opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school students to improve their knowledge of core academic subjects such as art, science, and math, as well as enhance their critical thinking abilities through “real-world” applications in gaming, art, and engineering. These programs combine classroom-based instruction on theory with hands-on assignments where students get a chance to put their knowledge into practice.

Summer Workshops

Since 1994, DigiPen has offered highly engaging workshops which give elementary, middle and high school students a first taste of what is involved with programming, game design, fine arts and multimedia production and engineering. Workshops are offered online, on-site, and in various locations. >Learn more about the ProjectFUN Summer Workshops.

Pre-College Summer Program

The DigiPen Pre-College Summer experience is a set of intensive preparatory programs for students who have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school and are interested in a potential career in the fields of game programming, production art, or game design. Designed for students who have strong academic potential or who may be considering entering one of DigiPen’s degree programs, this rigorous, fast-paced program will provide a thorough orientation of the college experience at DigiPen. >Learn more about the DigiPen Pre-College Summer experience.

Online Courses

For students who are not located near a DigiPen campus or who would like to study game development topics from home, ProjectFUN offers online courses in a variety of format, from 30-hour exploratory courses to 540-hour full-year academies. >Learn more about the ProjectFUN online courses.

ProjectFUN Near You

More than 20 educational institutions around Washington State, including various Skill Centers, and elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada are licensed to offer DigiPen technology training to middle and high school students. DigiPen also offers high school programs at its Redmond, WA, campus in partnership with the Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WaNIC). >Find out if your school offers a ProjectFUN program.