Game designers need more than just a “good game idea.” They must understand all of the technical and creative aspects of the game development process so they can create the type of engaging experiences today’s players expect.
Students must have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year* of high school in order to enroll in a Pre-College Program. See Admissions Information for more details about the additional application requirements for this course.
*Students MUST be within 18 months of their graduation date at the start of the program to be eligible for the Pre-College Program.
All Pre-College Program classes are held at DigiPen's campus in Redmond, WA (9931 Willows Road NE, Redmond WA, 98052).
In addition to the other application materials, students applying to the Game Design track of the Pre-College Program must submit a one-to two-paragraph writing sample describing their favorite non-digital game, why it is their favorite, and one rule that they would change.
The Pre-College Program meets every Monday through Friday from June 25 to July 20, 2018.
|9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||GD||GD||GD||GD||CSL|
|10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||GAT||CS||GAT||CS||GATL|
|12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.||Project Lab||Project Lab||Project Lab||Project Lab||Project Lab|
Times and courses subject to change.
$2,699 per four-week session, including a $50 non-refundable application fee. If admitted, students must submit a $549 non-refundable deposit within 10 business days of the date they are notified to secure their place in the program. The remaining balance of $2,100 is due by June 1, 2018.
Course materials are provided to students at no additional cost.