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We provide a number of ways for pre-college students to visit DigiPen, learn more about potential careers in the technology or entertainment industries, and discover what makes an education at DigiPen Institute of Technology such a unique experience.

DigiPen’s ProjectFUN summer and year-round programs are specifically designed for kids and teens in grades K-12 who are interested in pursuing a career or education in technology or digital interactive entertainment. Our trained staff provide guidance and help you achieve your learning goals with hands-on projects and personalized instruction.

  • Pre-College Program

    This rigorous, fast-paced program provides a preparatory experience for high school students and recent graduates who are interested in a taste of the college experience at DigiPen and includes five available program tracks: (1) Game Design, (2) Game Programming, (3) Game Art Production, (4) Music and Sound Design, and (5) Computer Engineering. Taught by DigiPen faculty members, the program exposes students to college-level content and immerses them in the collaborative environment at DigiPen.

  • Summer Workshops

    Our ProjectFUN summer workshops introduce you to a variety of fun and engaging topics in video game programming, art and animation, game design, engineering, and music and sound design — all while reinforcing knowledge of core academic subjects like math, physics, art, and writing.

  • Online Programs

    If you’re located out of state or you’d simply prefer to study game development from home, ProjectFUN online courses are ideal learning opportunities that can be completed from the comfort of your own desk. Online courses range in scope from 30-hour explorations to a 180-hour academy, allowing you to choose a workload that fits with your schedule and level of interest.

  • WANIC and Skills Centers

    These are day-time classes for juniors and seniors in high school, that mimic the college freshman-level courses. As part of the Washington Network of Innovative Careers, students take classes on DigiPen’s campus as part of their school day. Students in Tumwater, Puyallup, and Burien have similar opportunities at their district’s Skills Centers.

For more information about K-12 programs, including workshop descriptions and registration details, please visit the ProjectFUN website.