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 Teen 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 workshop covers the same general content as Junior Worldbuilding, simply for an older age group.


This course is open to students entering Grades 8 through 12.

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2018

Game Design


Session 1*

June 25–July 6

Session 2

July 9–20

Session 3

July 23–Aug 3

Session 4

Aug 6–17

Video Game Development Level 1


+Video Game Development Level 2




Game Mastery and Interactive Storytelling









 +Video Game Development Level 1 must be completed prior to starting Level 2



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.