30-Hour Online Workshops At a Glance

ProjectFUN's 30-Hour Online Workshops mirror many of the same topics covered at onsite Summer Workshops, but are engineered specifically to serve students learning remotely. Students who complete an online course that serves as a prerequisite for another course can take the next course in the series either online or on-site.

SUMMER

  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Hours: M-F, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $395
  • Subjects: Video Game Development, Game Programming, Art and Animation

FALL/SPRING

  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Hours: Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuition: $395
  • Subjects: Video Game Development, Game Programming, Art and Animation

Course Format

Each 30-Hour Online Workshoup is a hybrid class that uses a combination of online classroom sessions and offline study. Each session includes 30 hours of online class meetings via Zoom.us, where students interact with their instructor in real time, as well as independent studying and projects. Students communicate with instructors and classmates through live internet chats during online sessions, as well as through email and message forums. Students have access to reference material, schedules, and assignment postings through an interactive distance-learning website.

  • Fall and Spring Sessions: 10 weeks (3 hour live meeting per week)
  • Summer Sessions: 2 weeks (Daily 3 hour live meeting daily)
Prerequisites and Requirements

Prerequisites

This course is open to students in Grades 8 through 12.
Students must also possess the following basic computer skills.

A student must be able to:
  • Zip and unzip files
  • Upload files to class distance learning site
  • Navigate class distance learning site
  • 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

In addition to the prerequisites listed above, students must have access to a computer that meets the technology requirements listed below. Some programs or courses may indicate additional technology requirements (see individual course descriptions for more info).

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or newer 
  • 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
Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2017

ProjectFUN 30-hour Online Workshops are offered summer, fall, and spring. 

AM sessions run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and PM sessions run from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.*

*Due to the July 4th holiday, classes during session 1 will run 20 minutes longer than the scheduled time.

30-hour Online Programs Session 1*
June 26–July 7
Session 2
July 10–21
Session 3
July 24–Aug 4
Session 4
Aug 7–18
Online Video Game Development Level 1 AM AM AM  
Online Video Game Development Level 2       AM
Online Game Programming Level 1 PM PM PM  
Online Game Programming Level 2       PM
Online Art and Animation Level 1     AM AM

Tuition

The tuition for 30-hour Online Workshops is $395 per workshop. A $100 non-refundable deposit must be paid at the time of registration. The remaining $295 must be paid by the registration deadline.

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.