Junior Worldbuilding

What do Bilbo Baggins, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson have in common? They are live in complete worlds filled with rich detail about their respective geographies, cultures, economies, and bestiaries. Building these worlds is an essential element of game design, art, writing, and filmmaking. In Junior Worldbuilding, your student will create a complete setting that could be the basis of a future novel, film, or game. We will look at real-world and fantasy worlds that your student can use to create a unique setting of their own.

Your student will learn:

  • How to design fantasy maps that create a wealth of narrative opportunities
  • To create fictional cultures based on real-world examples
  • How to build fantastic, but believable, villages, cities, and whole nations


This course is open to students entering Grades 4 through 7.

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2018


Junior Workshops


Session 1*

June 25–July 6

Session 2

July 9–20

Session 3

July 23–Aug 3

Session 4

Aug 6–17

Junior 2D Game Design


Girls Only Junior 2D Game Design New!





+Junior 3D Game Design





Junior Tabletop Game Design





Junior Worldbuilding




 +Junior 2D must be complete before students may take Junior 3D


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.