DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Washington
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Since 1988, DigiPen Institute of Technology has been preparing students to succeed as skilled engineers, artists, and designers in the growing technology industries. An educational pioneer, we were the first college in the world to offer a bachelor’s degree in video game technology and development. Today, we offer a wide range of technology-focused programs, all with an eye toward the career opportunities of tomorrow. Through a combination of academic rigor and interdisciplinary team-based projects, our educational model empowers students to be active learners, bold problem-solvers and creators. Our programs are intentionally designed to reflect the standards and practices of the professional industries: Small teams with different backgrounds and skills collaborate to apply their knowledge, overcome challenges and build amazing things together. These teams form the core of our tight-knit student and alumni community.


Do you want to make games? DigiPen can help! For more than 30 years, we’ve been the game school of choice for many aspiring game designers and developers who have gone on to achieve their career goals. Every year since 2009, The Princeton Review has ranked DigiPen as one of the top five game design schools. While any of our degree programs can prepare you for a career in interactive media, these three programs are the most closely focused on game design and development. Do you want to build the systems and technology that make games possible? If so, consider either of the two computer science programs listed below. Are you looking for a game design degree that emphasizes human behavior, motivation, and the crafting of memorable interactive experiences? You may be more suited to the Bachelor of Arts in Game Design program. Whichever program you choose, you’ll be exposed to a variety of subjects and ideas, as well as ample opportunities to create original games as part of a multidisciplinary team.



  • BA in Game Design
  • BFA in Digital Art and Animation
  • BS in Computer Science and Game Design
  • BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation
  • BS in Music and Sound Design
  • BS in Computer Science and Digital Audio
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