Dear Parents and Students,
Thank you for your interest in being a part of DigiPen’s ProjectFUN programs.
For over 20 years, DigiPen has been offering exploratory and preparatory programs to elementary, middle, and high school students interested in learning about the art and science of game development, fine arts, animation, multimedia production, and engineering. For the summer of 2015, we now have 50 different ProjectFUN classes for students from Grades 1–12. The breadth of options allows students to choose from more topics that interest them and gives returning students an opportunity to delve deeper into the subjects that captivated them in past ProjectFUN workshops.
With over 25 years of experience in art, animation and game development education, DigiPen has a reputation for turning talented students into exceptional engineers, artists, and designers who have gone on to make their mark on the simulation and interactive entertainment industries. DigiPen’s ProjectFUN programs allow students to explore these high-tech careers while developing crucial problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to become creators themselves. Along the way, ProjectFUN students discover the important role and relevance that core academic subjects such as math, physics, writing, and art play in the creation of their favorite entertainment media.
Starting in 2015, DigiPen is excited to offer several new ProjectFUN programs year-round. These programs allow students who couldn't get enough ProjectFUN during the summer to take part in workshops and courses throughout fall and spring as well.
We can’t wait to see what you will achieve and create this summer!
President and Founder
DigiPen Institute of Technology
DigiPen's ProjectFUN youth programs let students explore the fields of Video Game Programming, Game Design, Fine Arts and Multimedia Production, and Engineering in a fun, hands-on learning environment. Through exploratory projects and carefully guided classroom instruction, students enhance their problem solving and critical thinking skills, improve their knowledge of core subjects like math and physics, and excite their interest in the academic concepts underlying modern technology.
Students of ProjectFUN gain more than a textbook understanding of their favorite subjects — they put their knowledge into practice through creative projects in games, animation, engineering, and more. Students connect classroom concepts with real-world challenges and develop the values of life-long learning and academic excellence as they explore careers in a range of industries.
DigiPen Institute of Technology is a global leader in the teaching and advancement of video game design and development, hardware and software engineering, fine arts and digital art production, and sound design. As the first school in the world to offer a bachelor's degree in game development, DigiPen has advanced the game industry for more than two decades by helping students become skilled software developers, computer engineers, game designers, artists, and more.
DigiPen's ProjectFUN administrative team includes highly qualified professionals from a variety of fields and industries.
ProjectFUN's teachers include DigiPen undergraduates and graduates who are pursuing a career in digital interactive entertainment industry at DigiPen. Many instructors are former ProjectFUN students themselves!
Check out the ProjectFUN calendar for a list of events, registration deadlines, and other important dates.
Are you a teacher or professional educator interested in learning more about teaching ProjectFUN course material? Check out our information for educators to see how you can make ProjectFUN a part of your school.
Still have questions? See our FAQ for answers and contact information.