Pre-College Game Design

  • Creative Writing, Digital Media, Gaming, Computer programming
9931 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
Jul 06 2020
Jul 31 2020


07/06/2020 - 07/31/2020

Precollege Game Design
  • Sun 
  • Mon9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 01/01/2020 and ends on 06/22/2020.


Participants must be 16 to 18 when the program starts.


9931 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052, USA


To be a good game designer, you must understand the fundamental principles of game design, the computer science that goes into designing a video game, the art and animation production process, and the storytelling and character creation skills necessary to bring video games to life.  Having strong knowledge with all technical and creative aspects of the game development process is important in order to create the type of engaging interactive experiences today’s players expect.

During this four week program, you will get to experience what life is like for DigiPen college students who are working to complete their Bachelor of Arts in Game Design. The students in this track will 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:

  • GD: Principles of Game Design
  • CS: Applied Computer Science for Designers (includes Lab)
  • GAT: Interactive Narrative and Character Creation (includes Lab)
  • GAM: Game Project Lab

Tuition includes:

  • Lunch
  • Course materials


  • 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.