Game Development Academy - All Year

  • Academic Writing, Computer Animation, Gaming, Computer programming, Mathematics
9931 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
Sep 07 2021
Jan 13 2022
Game Development Academy - All Year (Fall, Tuesday/Thursday)
  1. Sun 
  2. Mon 
  3. Tue9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PST)
  4. Wed 
  5. Thu9:30 am - 3:30 pm (PST)
  6. Fri 
  7. Sat 



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. Prerequisite Algebra 1.

Game Development Academy students attend four blocks of classes that are taught in the morning and afternoon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each of the blocks is 2.5 hours and focuses on one of the following key topics – Game Programming, Applied Math, Game Art and Design, and Game Project. A lunch break runs from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Students will meet on-site on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and then will continue the afternoon session online, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please note that this program spans two semesters and requires the student to be registered for both Fall and Spring semesters at the time of enrollment.


Students must have completed Algebra 1 as a prerequisite.

Computer Requirements:
Students must have access to a computer as well as additional hardware and software. Some programs or courses may indicate additional technology requirements, and not all programs are Mac compatible.
  • Windows PC or Mac computer
  • Display with minimum resolution of 1024 x 768. While it is not mandatory, it is recommended to have a second monitor connected to the computer to extend the desktop. This allows the student to more easily follow what the instructor is demonstrating while concurrently being able to see the software environment that the student is working within.
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Headset with microphone
  • Three-button mouse
  • Internet browser (eg. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari)

Class dates

09/07/2021, 09/09/2021, 09/14/2021, 09/16/2021, 09/21/2021, 09/23/2021, 09/28/2021, 09/30/2021, 10/05/2021, 10/07/2021, 10/12/2021, 10/14/2021, 10/19/2021, 10/21/2021, 10/26/2021, 10/28/2021, 11/02/2021, 11/04/2021, 11/09/2021, 11/16/2021, 11/18/2021, 11/23/2021, 11/30/2021, 12/02/2021, 12/07/2021, 12/09/2021, 12/14/2021, 12/16/2021, 01/04/2022, 01/06/2022, 01/11/2022, 01/13/2022


Participants must be 13 to 18 when the program starts.

Program enrollment capacity

Minimum: 5

Maximum: 20

Registration period

Registration starts on 06/07/2021 and ends on 08/13/2021.

In-person location

9931 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052, USA