Textbooks required for DigiPen Institute of Technology courses are available at the University Bookstore in Bellevue located at 990 102nd Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA. It is located one block north of the Bellevue Square Mall.

Books can be purchased either in the store or online at http://www.ubookstore.com. The University Bookstore also will purchase used textbooks during the finals week of every semester if the book is being used the next semester and stock is needed, students may receive up to 50% of the new price.

Some of the books below are available in electronic format free to faculty and currently enrolled DigiPen students.  If you need help with logging in to view our ebooks, please email library@digipen.edu.

Spring 2017 Textbook List

ANI — Animation Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ANI 101 (ADEFATO)

  • Recommended:
    • The illusion of life; Thomas & Johnston; ISBN: 9780786860708; $60.00
    • Timing for animation; Whitaker & Halas; ISBN: 9780240521602; $30.95
    • Character animation crash course; Eric Goldberg; ISBN: 9781879505971; $35.00

ANI 350 (SKAUFMAN)


No Textbooks Required:

  • ANI 125 (TBA)
  • ANI 300 (TBA)
  • ANI 399 (JANDRO)
  • ANI 450 (OBRIAN)


ART — Art Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ART 150 A-D (BUCKNER)

  • Required:
    • Atlas of human anatomy for the artist; Stephen Rogers Peck; ISBN: 0195030958; $12.40

ART 151 A-D (LONGO)

  • Required:
    • The Vilppu drawing manual; Glenn Vilppu; ISBN: 1892053039; $39.95; Note: Can be obtained from this website.

ART 151 E (ROSSANO)

  • Required:
    • Figure drawing : Design and invention; Michael Hampton; ISBN: 9780615272818; $35.00
    • The Vilppu drawing manual; Glenn Vilppu; ISBN: 1892053039; $39.95; Note: Can be obtained from this website.

ART 201 (ROSSANO)

  • Required:
    • Figure drawing : Design and invention; Michael Hampton; ISBN: 9780615272818; $35.00

ART 226/503 A (ADEFATO)

ART 228/528 (ROSSANO)

  • Required:
    • Modelling and sculpting the human figure; Edouard Lanteri; ISBN: 9780486250069; $16.95

ART 240 (RGANULIN)


No Textbooks Required:

  • ART 101 A-D (SMOODY)
  • ART 102 A-B (MLOREFICE)
  • ART 105 A-B (ESWANGSTU)
  • ART 111 A-C (KTURNER)
  • ART 120 A-D (SMOODY)
  • ART 130 A-D (RFINNERTY)
  • ART 130 E (DPARRY)
  • ART 222 (KTURNER)
  • ART 223 (KTURNER)
  • ART 251 A,C (RKMIEC)
  • ART 251 A-C (TBA)
  • ART 300 A-C (MORGAN)
  • ART 310 (MEIGHAN)
  • ART 350 A-B (PMATHUES)
  • ART 350 C (RKMIEC)
  • ART 360 A (MEIGHAN)
  • ART 400 A (RGANULIN)
  • ART 401 (JTHACKER)
  • ART 503 (ADEFATO)
  • ART 504 (PMATHUES)
  • ART 511 (ESWANGSTU)
  • ART 516 (DACRESANDREW)
  • ART 520 (HERMANOWSKI)
  • ART 522 (RKMIEC)
  • ART 528 (ROSSANO)


CG — Computer Graphics Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

CG 275 A-C (SKAUFMAN)


No Textbooks Required:

  • CG 102 A,B (MLU)
  • CG 102 C-D (ANDRIST)
  • CG 125 A-C (NELSON)
  • CG 130 A (NELSON)
  • CG 225 (BSAMSON)
  • CG 251 (MICHAELIS)
  • CG 300 (CLU)
  • CG 303 (EVENSON)
  • CG 305 (BRILEY)
  • CG 311 (BSAMSON)
  • CG 376 (DMAGRUDER)
  • CG 398 (RAMS)
  • CG 399 (DUDLEY)
  • CG 405 (BRILEY)
  • CG 521 (CLU)
  • CG 620 (BRILEY)


COL — College Success Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • COL 101 (VOYLES)
  • COL 230 (FRANCOEUR)
  • COL 499 (AHMADI)


COM — Communication Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • COM 150 A (MATTHEWS)
  • COM 150 B (VHEMOVICH)
  • COM 150 C (TBA)
  • COM 150 D,E (THORNTON)
  • COM 150 F (SMICHAELS)
  • COM 250 A,B (SMICHAELS)


CS — Computer Science Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

CS 115 A,B (MHENNE)

  • Recommended:
    • Maya python for games and film*; Adam Mechtley, Ryan Trowbridge; ISBN: 0123785782; $62.95
      *Note: For students with some programming experience.
    • Python programming for the absolute beginner*; Michael Dawson; ISBN: 1435459806; $34.99
      *Note: For students with no programming experience.

CS 120 (TBA)

  • Required:
    • C programming: A modern approach; K.N. King; ISBN: 9780393979503; $96.47

CS 170 A,B (MEAD)

  • Required:
    • C++ primer plus; 6th ed.*; Stephen Prata; ISBN: 9780321776402; $39.99 (3)
      *Note: You may substitute the 5th ed for the 6th ed.

CS 200 (HANSON)

CS 212 (TBA)

  • Required:
    • Database systems: The complete book; Hector Garcia-Molina; ISBN: 0131873253; $144.63

CS 245 (HANSON)

CS 250 (HANSON)

CS 260 (SBEEMAN)

CS 261 (SBEEMAN)

CS 280 (VOLPER)

CS 300 (PKARNICK)

CS 315 (NRIVERA)

  • Required:
    • ARM assembly language: Fundamentals and techniques; 2nd ed.; William Hohl & Christopher Hinds; ISBN: 9781482229851; $89.95
    • Computer organization and design : The hardware software interface: ARM edition; David A. Patterson; ISBN: 9780128017333; $94.95

CS 330 (VOLPER)

  • Required:

CS 350 (DAVIS)

CS 365 (TBA)

  • Required:
    • Software engineering; 10th ed.; Ian Sommerville; ISBN: 0133943038; $169.67

CS 380/580 (RABIN)

  • Recommended:
    • Game AI Pro: Collected wisdom of game AI professionals*; Steven Rabin; ISBN: 9781466565968; Price: $79.95
      *Note: Contact instructor for free PDF.

CS 397/597 (SARIPALLI)

CS 500 (HERRON)

CS 541 (HERRON)

  • Recommended:
    • Real-time rendering; Tomas Akenine-Moller, Eric Haines, Naty Hoffman; ISBN: 9781568814247; $57.50

CS 561 (HANSON)


No Textbooks Required:

  • CS 174 A (SCHMIDT)
  • CS 175 A (ABICHAHINE)
  • CS 180 (MEAD)
  • CS 185 (ABICHAHINE)
  • CS 225 (TBA)
  • CS 230 (DSCHILLING)
  • CS 355 (VOLPER)
  • CS 375 (SUNDBERG)
  • CS 381/581 (VOLPER)
  • CS 391 (TBA)
  • CS 488 (DORGAN)
  • CS 550 (MOHRMANN)
  • CS 562 (HERRON)
  • CS 598 (PKARNICK)
  • CS 599 (TBA)


ECE — Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ECE 110 (JTHOMAS)

  • Recommended:
    • A guide to writing as an engineer; 4th ed.; David F. Beer & David A. McMurrey; ISBN: 9781118300275; $71.80
    • Embedded systems design: An introduction to processes, tools, & techniques; Arnold S. Berger; ISBN: 1578200733; $46.95

ECE 200 (VILLAREAL)

  • Required:
    • Electric circuits; 9th ed.; James W. Nilsson & Susan Riedel; ISBN: 978-0128000564; $94.95

ECE 210 (CTHERIAULT)

  • Required:
    • Digital design and computer architecture: ARM edition; Sarah Harris, David Harris; ISBN: 9780128000564; $71.94 (NOTE: Used edition may be purchased.)
  • Recommended:
    • Digital electronics: A practical approach; William Kleitz; ISBN: 9780132435789; $184.00

ECE 260 (VANGINNEKEN)

  • Required:
    • Digital design and computer architecture: ARM edition; Sarah Harris, David Harris; ISBN: 9780128000564; $71.94 (NOTE: Used edition may be purchased.)
  • Recommended:
    • Digital electronics: A practical approach; William Kleitz; ISBN: 9780132435789; $184.00

ECE 350 (VILLARREAL)

  • Required:
    • Control systems engineering; 6th ed.; Norman Nise; ISBN: 0470547561; $157.77

ECE 360 (JTHOMAS)

  • Recommended:
    • Embedded systems: Real-time interfacing to Arm® Cortex™-M microcontrollers; Jonathan W. Valvano; ISBN: 9781463590154; $41.85
    • Embedded systems: Real-time operating systems for Arm® Cortex™ M Microcontrollers*; Jonathan Valvano; ISBN: 9781466468863; $37.80
    • Embedded systems: Introduction to Arm® Cortex™-M Microcontrollers; Volume 1; Jonathan W Valvano; ISBN: 9781477508992; $40.48
    • A guide to writing as an engineer; 4th ed.; David F. Beer & David A. McMurrey; ISBN: 9781118300275; $71.80


No Textbooks Required:

  • ECEL 101 (SCHMIDT)
  • ECEL 260 (VANGINNEKEN)


ECN — Economics Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ECN 100 (HALIM)

  • Required:
    • Principles of economics; 6th ed.; Robert Frank, Ben Bernanke, Kate Antonovics, and Ori Heffetz, ISBN: 9780078021855; $333.95 Note: used copies may be purchased

ECN 350 (HALIM)

  • Required:
    • Engineering economic analysis; 12th ed.; Donald Newnan; ISBN: 9780199339273; $113.33


ENG — English Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ENG 116 A, B (JOLY)

  • Required:
    • The Writer's journey: Mythic structure for writers; 3rd ed; Christopher Vogler; ISBN 1932907360; $31.30

ENG 150 (NIZAMANI)

  • Required:
    • World mythology; 3rd ed.; Donna Osenberg; ISBN: 9780844259666; $35.18
    • Parallel myths; J.F. Bierlein; ISBN: 0345381467; $15.95

ENG 250 (FNIZAMANI)

  • Required:
    • Understanding comics: The invisible art; Scott McCloud; ISBN: 9780060976255; $22.99
    • A contract with God; Will Eisner; ISBN: 9780393328042; $18.95
    • Maus: A survivor’s tale I: My father bleeds history; Art Spiegelman; ISBN: 9780394747231; $15.95
    • Girl genius omnibus vol 1: Agatha awakens; Phil & Kaja Foglio; ISBN: 9780765331328; $34.99

ENG 440 (MUTH)

  • Required:
    • The black book; Orhan Pamukm; ISBN: 9781400078653; $15.24
    • The unbearable lightness of being; Milan Kundera; ISBN: 9780060932138; $15.99


No Textbooks Required:

  • ENG 110 A, B (FNIZAMANI)
  • ENG 110 B, D (MANGANARO)
  • ENG 110 C (TBA)
  • ENG 120 A (CJOLY)


FLM — FILM Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

FLM 201 A,B (CMOSIO)


No Textbooks Required:

  • FLM 115 (SULLIVAN)
  • FLM 151 (CMOSIO)
  • FLM 210 (CMOSIO)


GAM — Game Projects Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

GAM 150 A-C (JCHAMBERS)

GAM 250 (ELLINGER/BEEMAN)

  • Recommended:
    • Game coding complete; 4th ed; Mike McSchaffry; ISBN: 9781133776574; $59.99
    • Game engine architecture; 2nd ed.; Jason Gregory; ISBN: 9781466560017; $67.95

GAM 350 (ELLINGER/BEEMAN)

  • Recommended:
    • Game coding complete; 4th ed; Mike McSchaffry; ISBN: 9781133776574; $59.99
    • Game engine architecture; 2nd ed.; Jason Gregory; ISBN: 9781466560017; $67.95

GAM 450 (SWARD)

  • Recommended:
    • Cracking the coding interview; Gayle Laakmann McDowell; ISBN: 098478280X; $26.00
    • Programming interviews exposed; John Mongan; ISBN: 1118261364; Price: $29.99

GAM 541 (FLEEGAL)

  • Recommended:
    • Game coding complete; 4th ed; Mike McSchaffry; ISBN: 9781133776574; $59.99
    • Game engine architecture; 2nd ed.; Jason Gregory; ISBN: 9781466560017; $67.95


No Textbooks Required:

  • GAM 100 (SWARD)
  • GAM 152 (ELLINGER)
  • GAM 551 (SRUDI)


GAT — Game Design and Development Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

GAT 110 (RADAKOVICH)

  • Recommended:
    • Book of games; Jack Botermans, Edgar Frankbonner; ISBN: 9781402742217; $29.95
    • The game makers; Philip Orbanes; ISBN: 9781591392699; $29.95
    • Board and table games from many civilizations; R.C. Bell; ISBN: 9780486238555; $14.95
    • Replay; Tristan Donovan; ISBN: 9780956507204; $19.99

GAT 210 A-D (HOLCOMB)

GAT 211 (RADAKOVICH)

GAT 261 (RROWAN)

  • Required:
    • Game feel; Steve Swink; ISBN: 9780123743282; $49.95


No Textbooks Required:

  • GAT 120 (ELLINGER)
  • GAT 212 (TBA)
  • GAT 240 (TBA)
  • GAT 250 A,B (WMORRISON)
  • GAT 251 A (RROWAN)
  • GAT 260 A ( LUKINS)
  • GAT 260 B (TBA)
  • GAT 315 A-B (ORTH)
  • GAT 316 A,B (RROWAN)
  • GAT 370 (TBA)


HIS — History Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

HIS 150 (ALLEN)

  • Required:
    • The human record: Sources of global history, Vol. 2: since 1500 ; 8th ed.; Alfred J. Andrea; ISBN: 9781285870243; $138.95
    • Historical atlas of the world; 6th ed.; Rand McNally; ISBN: 9780528014475; $12.00
  • Recommended:
    • Ways of the world: A brief global history, combined volume; 3rd ed; ISBN: 9781319022518; $91.25
    • A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations; 8th ed.; ISBN: 9780226816388; $18.00


JPN — Japanese Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

JPN 102 (RUSCHA)

  • Required:
    • An integrated course in elementary Japanese; Genki I; 2nd. ed.; Eri Banno; Yoko Ikeda; et. al.; ISBN: 9784789014403; $59.99


LAW — Law Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

LAW 115 A,B (HENDRICKSON)

  • Required:
    • The entrepreneur's guide to patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets & licensing; Jill Gilbert; ISBN: 9780425194096; $16.00


MAT — Math Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

MAT 100 (DEMETRE)

  • Recommended:
    • Precalculus; 8th ed.; Michael Sullivan; ISBN: 9780132256889; $64.95

MAT 150 A,B (YOUNG)

  • Recommended:
    • Calculus: Early transcendentals; 6th ed.; James Stewart; ISBN: 9780495011668; $29.99

MAT 200 (BBEDE)

  • Recommended:
    • Calculus: Early transcendentals; 6th ed.; James Stewart; ISBN: 9780495011668; $29.99

MAT 256 (BVERMISI)

  • Recommended:
    • Elementary differential equations; 6th Ed.; W.E. Boyce; ISBN: 9780471089537; $129.99

MAT 258 A,B (ADEMETRE)

  • Recommended:
    • Discrete mathematics and its applications; 6th ed.*; K. Rosen; ISBN: 9780073229720; Out of print< br />*Note: The 6th edition will be used, but is not required for purchase. Later editions may also be used, but the problem sets will be taken from the 6th edition.

MAT 321 (KLASSEN)

  • Required:
    • A digital signal processing primer; 1st ed.; Ken Steiglitz; ISBN: 9780805316841; $136.40

MAT 340 (BVERMESI)

  • Recommended:
    • Elementary probability for applications; Rick Durrett; ISBN: 9780521867566; $93.90

MAT 399/599 (ABOERKOEL)


No Textbooks Required:

  • MAT 140 (YOUNG)
  • MAT 250 A,B (ABOERKOEL)
  • MAT 300/500 (KLASSEN)
  • MAT 351/551 (KLASSEN)
  • MAT 357/557 (BBEDE)
  • MAT 363 (BBEDE)


MED — Media Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • MED 201 A (JOLY)


MGT — Management Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • MGT 451 (OVERTON)


MUS — Music Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

MUS 121 (YODER)

  • Required:
    • Tonal harmony; 7th ed.; Stefan Kostka, ISBN: 9780078025143; $153.33

MUS 121 L (YODER)

  • Required:
    • Keyboard musicianship (Piano for adults Book 1); 10th ed.; James Lyke, et al.; ISBN: 9781609043070; $50

MUS 151 (SSAULLS)

MUS 221 (BSTARK)

  • Required:
    • Tonal harmony; 7th ed.; Stefan Kostka; ISBN: 9780078025143; $153.33

MUS 231 (BSTARK)

  • Required:
    • The well-tempered clavier, complete: Schirmer Library of Musical Classics, Volume 2057 (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics); Carl Czerny; ISBN: 9780634099212; $17.99

MUS L 251 (GDIXON)

MUS 261 (OBENT)

  • Required:
    • The enjoyment of music; 11th ed.; Kristine Forney; ISBN: 9780393935202; $108.75; Note: Longer edition.

MUS 290 (TBROWN)

  • Required:
    • How to write for percussion; Samuel Z. Solomon; ISBN: 0974472107; $29.95
  • Recommended:
    • The art of percussion playing; Garwood Whaley & Neil Grover; ISBN: 9781574630473; $24.95

MUS 321 (BSTARK)

  • Required:
    • Orchestration; Walter Piston; ISBN: 9780393097405; $56.50
    • The young person's guide to the orchestra, Op. 34; ISBN: NONE; $21.95

MUS 322 (SCHWEDLER)

  • Required:
    • A composer's guide to game music; Winifred Phillips; ISBN: 9780262026642; $22.19
    • Maestro Mario: How Nintendo transformed video game music into an art*; Andrew Schartmann; Thought Catalog; Kindle eBook ASIN: B00IB1XMZ0; $4.99
      *Note: kindle is available in the library for check out

MUS 351 (GDIXON)

  • Required:
    • Mixing with your mind; Michael Stavrou; ISBN: 0646428756; Flux Research (available in DigiPen Bookstore)

MUSL 360 (PACZKOWSKI)

  • Required:
    • Designing sound; Andy Farnell; ISBN: 978026014410; $56.00

MUS 371 (GDIXON)


No Textbooks Required:

  • MUS 113 (OBENT)
  • MUS 117 (BSTARK)
  • MUS 117 (LIKKEL)
  • MUS 117 (CARUSO)
  • MUS 118 (OBENT)
  • MUS 331 (GDIXON)
  • MUSL 351 (SCHMIDT)
  • MUS 451 (SCHMIDT)


PHY — Physics Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PHY 115 A,B (THIRUMALAI)

  • Required:
    • College physics: volume 1; 8th ed.; Hugh D. Young; ISBN: 9780805378214; $95.99

PHY 199 (SOLORZANO)

  • Recommended:
    • Seeing the light: Optics in nature, photography, color, vision, and holography; Fald, D.; ISBN: 9780471603856; $24.99
    • College physics: volume 1; 8th ed.; Hugh D. Young; ISBN:9780805378221; Price: $95.99

PHY 200 A,B (HUGHES)

  • Required:
    • Physics for scientists and engineers with modern physics; 4th ed.; Douglas Giancoli; ISBN: 9780131495081; $275.60

PHY 250 A-B (THIRUMALAI)

  • Required:
    • Physics for scientists and engineers with modern physics; 4th ed.; Douglas Giancoli; ISBN: 9780131495081; $275.60

PHY 270 (SOLORZANO)

  • Required:
    • Physics for scientists and engineers with modern physics; 12th ed.; Douglas Giancoli; ISBN: 9780131495081; $275.60


No Textbooks Required:

  • PHY L 200 A (ROBESON)


PRJ — Projects Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PRJ 201 (DDALY)

  • Required:
    • The Noble approach: Maurice Noble and the zen of animation design, Tod Polson; ISBN: 9781452102948; $40.00
    • Character animation crash course, by Eric Goldberg; ISBN 978-187950597; $35.00
  • Recommended:
    • Composing pictures; Donald W. Graham; ISBN: 9781935247005; $29.99
    • Color and light: A guide for the realist painter; James Gurney; ISBN: 9780740797712; $19.99
    • Imaginative realism: How to paint what doesn’t exist; James Gurney; ISBN: 9780740785504; $24.99

PRJ 251 A-B (DDALY)

  • Required:
    • The Noble approach: Maurice Noble and the zen of animation design, Tod Polson; ISBN: 9781452102948; $40.00
    • Character animation crash course, by Eric Goldberg; ISBN 978-187950597; $35.00
  • Recommended:
    • Composing pictures; Donald W. Graham; ISBN: 9781935247005; $29.99
    • Color and light: A guide for the realist painter; James Gurney; ISBN: 9780740797712; $19.99
    • Imaginative realism: How to paint what doesn’t exist; James Gurney; ISBN: 9780740785504; $24.99


No Textbooks Required:

  • PRJ 101 A-E (TBA)
  • PRJ 252 (BRUNNER)
  • PRJ 300 (BRADBURY)
  • PRJ 350 A-C (BRADBURY)
  • PRJ 450 (MHENNE)
  • PRJ 452 (ASCHNEUWLY)
  • PRJ 690 (FINNERTY)
  • PRJ 701/702 (ROSSANO)


PSY — Psychology Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • PSY 201 A-B (VHEMOVICH)


SOS — Social Sciences Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • SOS 115 A,B (MATTHEWS)