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 151 (RMORGAN)

  • 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
    • Disney Animated - App Store WDFA


No Textbooks Required:

  • ANI 300 (SKAUFMAN)
  • ANI 300 (BISHOP)


ART — Art Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ART 101 (MOODY)

  • Required:
    • How to draw; Scott Robertson; ISBN: 9781933492735; $29.99

ART 130 (FINNERTY)

  • Recommended:
    • Color and light: A guide for the realist painter; James Gurney; ISBN: 9780740797712; $19.99
    • Design basics; 8th ed.; Stephen Pentak, David Lauer; ISBN: 9780495915775; $134.62
    • Framed ink : Drawing and composition for visual storytellers; Marcos Mateu-Mestre; ISBN: 9781933492957; $24.95
    • How to render : The fundamentals of light, shadow, and reflectivity; Scott Robertson; ISBN: 9781933492964; $45.95

ART 151 (ROSSANO)

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

ART 240 (RGANULIN)

ART 300 (RMORGAN)

  • Required (any one of the following):
    • Perspective; William F. Powell; ISBN: 9780929261133; $9.95
    • Perspective made easy; David Morin; ISBN: 9780825100185; $23.00
    • Perspective made easy; Ernest R Norling; ISBN: 9780486404738; $17.00


No Textbooks Required:

  • ART 111 (TURNER)
  • ART 120 (SMOODY)
  • ART 125 (DPARRY)
  • ART 126 (DPARRY)
  • ART 150 (BUCKNER)
  • ART 201 (LONGO)
  • ART 230 (DPARRY)
  • ART 310 (MEIGHAN)
  • ART 350 (MORGAN)
  • ART 360 (MEIGHAN)
  • ART 401A (JTHACKER)
  • ART 401B (LONGO)


CG — Computer Graphics Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

CG 275 (SKAUFMAN)


No Textbooks Required:

  • CG 125 (NELSON)
  • CG 130 A-C (NELSON)
  • CG 201 (ANDRIST)
  • CG 225 (BSAMSON)
  • CG 275 (SKAUFMAN)
  • CG 300 A-B (CLU)
  • CG 303 (EVENSON)
  • CG 305 A-D (BRILEY)
  • CG 360 (DUDLEY)


CS — Computer Science Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

CS 170 (IWER)

  • Required:

CS 200 (HANSON)

CS 230 (DSCHILLING)

CS 250 (HANSON)

CS 251 (HERRON)

  • Recommended:
    • Real-time rendering; 3rd ed.; Tomas Akenine-Moller; ISBN: 9781568814247; $92.95

CS 260 (SBEEMAN)

CS 300 (PKARNICK)

CS 330 (VOLPER)

  • Required:
    • Introduction to the design and analysis of algorithms; 3rd ed; Anany Levitin; ISBN: 9780132316811; $102.98
      Note: Older editions will also work.

CS 380 A-B (RABIN)


No Textbooks Required:

  • CS 115 (TBA)
  • CS 180 (MEAD)
  • CS 225 (VOLPER)
  • CS 562 (HERRON)


ECE — Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ECE 260 (CTHERIAULT)

  • Required:
  • Recommended:
    • Digital electronics: A practical approach; William Kleitz; ISBN: 9780132435789; $184.00


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; $298.40 Note: used copies may be purchased


ENG — English Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ENG 230 (SMICHAELS)

  • Required:
    • The Wesleyan anthology of science fiction; Arthur Evans; ISBN: 9780819569554; $39.95
    • Stories of your life and others; Ted Chiang; ISBN: 9781101972120; $16.00

ENG 243 (FNIZAMANI)

  • Required:
    • The Norton anthology of world literature, package 1 (Volumes A, B, C); 3rd ed.; Sarah Lawall; ISBN: 9780393933659; $78.75

ENG 315-B (MUTH)

  • Required:
    • The King’s speech; David Seidler; ISBN: 9781557049810; $19.95


No Textbooks Required:

  • ENG 116 (MUTH)
  • ENG 315-A (JOLY)


FLM — FILM Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

FLM 201 (CMOSIO)


No Textbooks Required:

  • FLM 151 (CMOSIO)
  • FLM 151 (KBEESON)


GAM — Game Design Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

GAM 150 (CHAMBERS)

GAM 250 (SBEEMAN)

  • 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 152 (ELLINGER)
  • GAM 400 (SWARD)


GAT — Game Design and Development Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

GAT 210 (HOLCOMB)

  • Required:
  • Recommended:
    • The art of game design: A book of lenses, Jesse Schell; ISBN: 9780123694966; $41.83

GAT 260 A (ROWAN)

GAT 260 B (LUKINS)


No Textbooks Required:

  • GAT 211 (RADAKOVICH)
  • GAT 250 (WMORRISON)
  • GAT 251 A-B (ORTH)
  • GAT 251 C (WMORRISON)
  • GAT 251 D (RADAKOVICH)
  • GAT 260 C (TBA)


JPN — Japanese Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

JPN 101 (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 (THENDRICKSON)

  • 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 200 (ADEMETRE)

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


No Textbooks Required:

  • MAT 150 (TBA)
  • MAT 250 (YOUNG)
  • MAT 256 (TBA)
  • MAT 258 (YOUNG)
  • MAT 300 (KLASSEN)


MUS — Music Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • MUS 115 (SSAULLS)


PHY — Physics Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PHY 200 (THIRUMALAI)

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


No Textbooks Required:

  • PHY 270 A-B (ROBERSON)


PRJ — Projects Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • PRJ 101 (TBA)
  • PRJ 251 (DDALY)
  • PRJ 350 (BRADBURY)
  • PRJ 702 (MHENNE)


PSY — Psychology Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PSY 101 (VHEMOVICH)

  • Recommended:
    • Exploring psychology with updates on the DSM-V; 9th ed.; David G. Myers; ISBN: 9781464163364; $139.43


No Textbooks Required:

  • PSY 101 B (TBA)