Pre-College Art & Animation for Games

  • Digital Media, Drawing and Painting, Computer Animation, Gaming
Jul 05 2022
Jul 29 2022


07/05/2022 - 07/29/2022 Registration closed

Pre-College Art & Animation
  • Sun 
  • Mon9:30 am - 4:30 pm (PST)
  • Tue9:30 am - 4:30 pm (PST)
  • Wed9:30 am - 4:30 pm (PST)
  • Thu9:30 am - 4:30 pm (PST)
  • Fri9:30 am - 4:30 pm (PST)
  • Sat 

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 11/01/2021


Participants must be 16 years to 19 years old when the program starts.

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Even with all the amazing advancements in digital art tools, the key to success for production artists is still a strong visual development process and the foundational art skills to execute that process. This track prepares students for the rich and rewarding experience of being a production artist for video games, animation, and more.  Within your Project Lab, students in the art track serve as the game team’s resident artist, developing characters, backgrounds, and other essential components for their game.

During this four-week-long program, you will get to experience what life is like for DigiPen college students who are working to complete their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation to become game artists. The students in this track take three (3) core academic classes plus the game project lab that involves all of the students from all of the Pre-College tracks to work together to complete a game:

  • ART: Art Foundations
  • ANI: Animation Techniques (with Lab)
  • CG: Computer Graphics Tools (with Lab)
  • GAM: Game Project Lab


  • No prior experience or knowledge is required but participants must be entering their Junior or Senior year of high school, or have graduated high school within the last 18 months. 

Technical Requirements:

Students must have access to a computer as well as additional hardware and software. Some courses may indicate additional technology requirements, and not all programs are Mac compatible.

  • Windows PC or Mac computer
  • Display with a 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.
  • Headset with microphone
  • Three-button mouse
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Current, major internet browser (Chrome, Firefox)
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader
  • Printer
  • Digital Drawing Tablet (eg. Wacom CTL400, Huion Inspiroy H640P, iPad with Procreate)

Registration closed.