Career Exploration Workshop Series

This two-part workshop series introduces attendees to the fundamentals and nuances of computer science, game design, computer engineering, and digital arts. Students will get an in-depth view of what these industries are all about by getting hands-on instruction and using professional-grade technology. Participants in this workshop series will have the chance to:

  • Attend a two-part workshop series on our Redmond campus that is held on two consecutive Saturdays in January.
  • Work closely with current DigiPen students enrolled in a variety of degree programs.
  • Hear from DigiPen faculty about what it's like to work in the industries mentioned above.
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch each day and fun snacks throughout the two-part series.
  • Take home information about DigiPen's degree programs, admissions process, or financial aid, as well as a complimentary DigiPen t-shirt.

Hours: Workshops run from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m. each day.

Cost: $48 for the 2-part workshop series.

Dates for the Winter 2019 Workshop Series will be announced in Fall 2018.

Seats are limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The series is geared toward high school students, but is open to all ages. For questions, contact Jeff Hill at (425) 629-5001 or jeff.hill[at]

Part 1

Digital Arts
Artists are responsible for the look and presentation of games, animations, and virtually all forms of entertainment. Students in this workshop learn about the different facets of art and design in today’s interactive entertainment, including digital painting, 3-D modeling, and character design.

Computer Engineering
Computer engineers master building computer systems and create the software that make them come alive. Students in this workshop learn the fundamentals of computer engineering while discovering its applications in the modern world.

Part 2

Computer Science in Game Programming
Computer scientists and software developers do everything from programming game engines to developing interactive simulations. In this workshop, students learn basic computer science concepts and learn how to apply these skills to help program a video game.

Game Design
Game designers create interesting game levels and systems by storyboarding and prototyping. In this workshop, students learn elements of game design and try their own hand at designing a game in a fast-paced team environment.

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for an event, contact the event coordinator in advance at outreach[at]digipen[dot]edu or (425) 629-5001.