DigiPen students distinguish themselves in the classroom and around the world. Student games, films, and academic research papers have garnered international recognition at festivals, competitions, and conferences.
In all, DigiPen students have earned more than 450 awards and honors for games, films, and academic papers.
Student short films have won numerous accolades, from the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award to the “Best of Student Award” at the Blue Plum Animation Festival. DigiPen animated films have been screened and selected for film festival audiences around the world and are consistently recognized for their combination of technical excellence, captivating music and sound design, and impactful storytelling.
Student games from DigiPen have long stood out for their technical sophistication, design innovations, and artistic excellence - winning awards and nominations from major competitions such as IndieCade, The Game Awards, E3 College Game Competition, and more. Since 2001, the Independent Games Festival has recognized more student games from DigiPen than from any other school in the world. In many instances, our students have won recognition in categories competing against professional developers.