Online Programs At a Glance

Whether you're located out of state or your student would 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 180-hour academy, allowing students to choose a workload that fits with their schedules and interest level.

Location

Online workshops take place online and include offline study during the student's own time. DigiPen's main campus is in Redmond, WA, but students can attend online workshops from anywhere in the world.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Prerequisites

In addition to meeting the grade requirement listed for the course, a student must be able to do the following in order to participate in a ProjectFUN online program:

  • Zip and unzip files
  • Upload files to distance-learning website
  • Navigate distance-learning website
  • Download software
  • Install software
  • Have administrative access to PC
  • Use Windows operating system running on a PC
  • Read and understand instructions
  • Read a computer screen
  • Have keyboarding skills to type messages in chat
  • Navigate websites
  • Demonstrate interest in subject matter
  • Think logically and sequentially
  • Sit at a computer workstation and use the screen for up to two and a half hours at a time

Technology Requirements

Students must have access to a computer with the following technical specifications in order to participate in a ProjectFUN online program. Some programs or courses may indicate additional technology requirements (see individual course descriptions for more info).

  • Operating System: Windows 7
  • Pentium 4 CPU or newer, 1.5 GHz or faster
  • Minimum display resolution 1024×768
  • Sound card and headphones or speakers
  • Broadband Internet connection (512 Kbits or higher)—no dialup
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3 or newer
  • Plugins: Adobe Reader 9, Adobe Flash Player 10
Programs by Length

grades

8-12

30-Hour Online Workshops

ProjectFUN's 30-hour Online Workshops cover many of the same subjects as the onsite Summer Workshops and allow students unable to participate in the Summer Workshops the chance to pursue remote courses in video game development, programming, or art and animation.


duration

10 weeks

tuition

$395

hours

30

subjects

Game Development, Programming, Art and Animation

grades

8-12

90-Hour Online Academies

DigiPen's 90-hour Online Academies for students from grades 8 through 12 are great opportunities for high school students to earn credits as well as learn valuable skills related to computer science or art and animation.


duration

9 or 18 weeks

tuition

$595

hours

90

subjects

Computer Science, Art and Animation

grades

11-12

180-Hour Online Academy

The 180-hour Online Academy in Java Programming requires no prior programming experience and teaches students programming concepts and techniques using Java as a basis. Students who complete this course learn the knowledge necessary to attempt the Advanced Placement (AP®) Computer Science A* exam.


duration

One academic year

tuition

$595

hours

180

subjects

Programming

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.