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Students choose DigiPen Institute of Technology for a variety of reasons — be it our small size and specialized programs, emphasis on team projects and applied learning, exceptional alumni network and industry connections, or experienced faculty. These are just a few of the characteristics that define both who we are and what we do.

Focused

By declaring your area of study when you apply, you’ll jump right into the coursework most relevant to your field. By the end of your studies, you will have an advanced level of knowledge and be ready to make the jump into your new career.

Hands-On

DigiPen teaches you to be a problem solver and innovator through real-world projects. By applying academic principles to concrete year-long team projects, you and your peers gain the practical knowledge to become creators — not just users — of technology.

Experienced

Our faculty roster comprises industry professionals and experts from a wide variety of technology and entertainment backgrounds, from the worlds of animated feature films and professional game development to advanced university research.

Renowned

DigiPen students have won 57 awards at the Independent Games Festival — more than any other school in the world. And for nine years running, The Princeton Review has ranked DigiPen among the top five schools for game design.