DigiPen was founded in 1988 by Mr. Claude Comair as a computer simulation and animation company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As the demand for production work increased, DigiPen faced difficulty finding qualified personnel, and in 1990, it began offering a dedicated training program in 3D computer animation to meet this growing need.
If you’ve explored DigiPen’s degrees online but you’re still not sure which program might be right for you, the best way to learn more is to visit our campus in Redmond, Washington, or reach out to our Admissions staff. Whether you’re local or you live across the country, you can visit DigiPen in person or remotely to learn more about specific programs from our friendly community of faculty, alumni, and current students.
As students approach graduation, there are many opportunities to forge industry connections and make contact with potential employers. In addition to attending industry events like the Game Developers Conference and SIGGRAPH, students and graduates have access to various resources provided by DigiPen's Career Services department including:
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The counseling center is open during Fall and Spring semesters and closed during breaks. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday.
Students are welcome to drop-in, as long as their visits do not conflict with previously scheduled appointments.
DigiPen Housing is a great option for students who are living away from home for the first time. We provide a safe and comfortable living environment for students, offer management services that allow students to focus on their studies, and employ qualified, well-trained staff who enjoy working with students.
DigiPen Housing offers apartment-style housing to a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those enrolled in summer courses at DigiPen or Singaporean students participating in the Overseas Immersion Program. Assignments are based on application deadlines and availability of housing is not guaranteed for all applicants.
The DigiPen Library (also called the Learning Resource Center) aims to support the institute's curriculum, students, and faculty. Students have access to a variety of resources such as books, video games, e-books, DVDs, board games, sound effects, and reference books relevant to their programs of study.
DigiPen does not provide health insurance coverage for domestic students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents).
DigiPen Institute of Technology requires all international students to enroll in a health-and-accident insurance policy before the start of classes. This applies to all international students holding an F-1 visa to attend school in the United States.
Our Redmond campus is at the center of the educational experience for thousands of students and faculty. As a student, you’ll spend many long hours on campus working with your friends and classmates. As such, we strive to provide you with a wealth of activities and support services meant to foster a safe, supportive, and fun learning environment.
Eastside Gym: Many DigiPen students, faculty, and staff are happy to call this locally owned gym their fitness center of choice. Within walking distance to DigiPen's Redmond campus, Eastside Gym sports enough free weights, machines, and treadmills to get your muscles pumped and blood flowing at any hour.
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