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Students choose DigiPen for a variety of reasons — be it our specialized programs, emphasis on team projects and applied learning, exceptional alumni network and industry connections, or experienced faculty. These are just a few of the characteristics that define both who we are and what we do.

Focused

We teach you the knowledge and skills that are immediately relevant to your professional goals and interests. Our specialized degree programs allow you to develop an advanced level of expertise in your field of study.

Hands-On

We give you the tools to become problem solvers and innovators through real-world projects. By collaborating with your peers in a studio-like environment, you gain the practical experience of how to build something complex and amazing from start to finish.

Connected

DigiPen’s close proximity and connections to hundreds of video game and technology companies doesn’t just benefit you after graduation — they allow you to tap into a deep well of industry experience and begin building your professional network from your first days on campus. Our relationships with major tech companies like Microsoft, Nintendo, and dozens of others tie directly into curriculum advisory input, guest lectures with industry leaders, student internship opportunities, and more.

Renowned

From The Princeton Review to Business Insider, DigiPen is internationally recognized as one of the premier colleges for games, engineering, simulation, animation productions, and more. Our students and alumni create award-winning work like the groundbreaking Portal series and contribute to emerging technologies like the Microsoft HoloLens.

Experienced

We hire world-class content experts at the top of their field. Our faculty instructors bring the collective experience of Nobel Prize-winning research, Oscar-winning film production, and industry leadership directly to the classroom.

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