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Congratulations on your acceptance into the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation, Bachelor of Arts in Game Design, or Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree programs! In order to set you up for a great start this fall, we’ve prepared a few tasks to help introduce you to topics you’ll be focusing on in your studies. You can access your assignments on Moodle. Once logged in using your student username and log in information, you can search for your assignment.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

If you’re enterting DigiPen’s BFA in Digital Art and Animation program, please watch our instructional videos on different drawing techniques, theories, and drawing exercises designed to help you prepare for ART 101. In Moodle, search for “Pre-ART101” and click the option to enroll.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (all programs)

Before you head into the BS in Computer Science program, complete this course to get a refresher on pre-calculus topics such as functions and their graphs, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The course is also a refresher on topics in trigonometry, such as trigonometric functions on the unit circle, trigonometric identities and equations, and applications of trigonometry. In Moodle, search for “” and click the option to enroll.

Bachelor of Arts in Game Design

Students in the BA in Game Design program can get a head start for DES 100 by reviewing or playing any of the following games:

  • BioShock
  • Cribbage
  • This War of Mine
  • Peggle
  • Portal
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Spiritfarer
  • Marvel Snap
  • Any tabletop role-playing game

This list is not comprehensive. Anything you can do to increase the types of games you are familiar with is valuable. While playing, consider why these games are so engaging. What moments and ideas stand out? What are some design choices that make them less engaging? Try taking notes! You do not have to submit anything for this assignment.