DigiPen Game Development Academy

The DigiPen Game Development Academy is a challenging, multidisciplinary experience designed to teach students how to create video games using math, physics, computer science, art and animation, sound and music, and game design principles. Students are challenged to use higher order thinking and problem solving skills as they are guided through a variety of game projects. These projects require students to go beyond the academic concepts to see how they must be integrated to produce engaging experiences for players. The program culminates in a team-based project, where students will design and produce an original game.

Both year 1 and year 2 of this course are each equivalent to 1 high school science credit, 1 art credit, and 1 career tech education credit.

Please note that due to the more comprehensive nature of this course, the program is 10 hours per week and is offered as a year-long program only.


This course is open to students in Grades 8 through 12. This class requires that students have successfully completed Algebra 1.

First year students are not required to have any prior programming knowledge.    

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2018 - 2019

Refer to the Homeschool Programs page for the 2018 - 2019 school year schedule. Please note that this course is a full year course and students are expected to attend a full day of class on both Tuesday and Friday.


The tuition for the DigiPen Game Development Academy is $5500 per 28-week course. A $750 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The remaining $4750 will be paid in monthly installments of $593.75, which will be charged automatically on the first of every month until the tuition is paid in full.

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.