Summer Programs At a Glance

ProjectFUN's Summer Programs offer exciting learning experiences for students of all ages. These courses introduce students to a variety of fun and engaging topics in video game programming, art and animation, game design, engineering, and sound and music design — all while reinforcing their knowledge of core academic subjects like math, physics, art, and writing.

Students learn and create under the guidance of ProjectFUN's talented teaching staff, working alongside other students in their age group to complete hands-on projects that reinforce key concepts and encourage personal expression.  

Workshop highlights:

  • ProjectFUN Instructors are predominantly highly trained DigiPen undergraduate and graduate students with a passion for the interactive media and entertainment industries. Many instructors are former ProjectFUN students themselves!
  • Lunch and snacks are provided daily to all Summer Workshop participants. All meals are peanut free.
  • After-Workshop Activities are offered for an hour and a half after workshop hours most days. Activities include traditional games, video game tournaments, and trivia nights.
  • A Final Showcase on the last Friday of each session gives students the chance to show off their projects to the friends, family, and peers.

 

Programs by Grade

grades

1-3

Young Explorers

These one-week workshops, geared for students entering grades 1-3, explore the rudimentary principles at the heart of video game programming, game design, art and animation, and engineering.

grades

4-7

Juniors

Students entering grades 4-7 experience the fun and exciting worlds of art, game design, programming, engineering, and sound through hands-on exercises and team-based projects.

grades

4-12

Girls Workshops

By creating engaging, fun, and comfortable environments for girls to explore STEM-related fields, ProjectFUN aims to continue in their mission to start students on a pathway to careers in technological innovation.

grades

8-12

Teens

Teen Workshops for students in grades 8-12 cover a range of video game programming, game design, art and animation, engineering and music and sound design topics. These workshops provide a mixture of classroom instruction in the academic fundamentals of each subject and hands-on team projects that let students create their own games, animations, robotic cars, and more.

grades

10-12

MasterClass Workshops

Teens entering 10th through 12th grades are eligible for workshops in our MasterClass series.  These summer workshops are taught by experts in their various fields- an excellent opportunity for students to receive insights into the skill set they are learning, and the industries they may be considering as a career.

Housing

ProjectFUN Housing

For information about housing accommodations and transportation in the Redmond area, please visit our Lodging and Transportation page.

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.