Pre-College Music and Sound Design

  • Digital Media, Music Theory, Gaming, Music Production, Composition
9931 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
Jul 06 2020
Jul 31 2020


07/06/2020 - 07/31/2020

Pre-College Music and Sound 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


Audio professionals play an important role on any game production team. Whether composing the musical score that sets a game’s mood or recording the sound effects that give players moment-to-moment gameplay feedback, it’s a job that requires both musical knowledge and technical expertise. During this four week program, you will get to experience what student life is like for DigiPen college students who are studying to become audio professionals through DigiPen's Bachelor of Music and Sound Design. By focusing on the theory, history, and techniques of music and sound design, students in this program gain an understanding of what elements make a video game’s soundtrack and sound effects a compelling experience.

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:

  • MTM: Music Theory and Musicianship
  • MHL: Music History and Literature (includes Lab)
  • FMSD: Fundamentals of Music and Sound Design (includes Lab)
  • GAM: Game Project Lab

Tuition includes:

  • Lunch
  • Course materials


  • While there is not an absolute requirement for you to have any prior musical training or experience, to get the most benefit from this program, it is recommended that you have some experience with playing a musical instrument.
  • Participants must be entering their Junior or Senior year of high school, or have graduated high school within the last 18 months.