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Are you ready to immerse yourself in a summer of creativity and innovation? Look no further than DigiPen Europe-Bilbao and our exciting lineup of summer workshops focused on art, programming, and game development!

Attending a summer workshop offers a glimpse into what it’s like to be a student in either of our two degree programs, and each workshop is tailored to provide a starting point for those interested in pursuing a full degree. Our workshops are also great for beginners interested in exploring different aspects of video game development and animation.

Art Workshops

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Art and Animation, 2D and 3D

Unlock your artistic potential and explore the captivating worlds of 2D and 3D art and animation. Our comprehensive workshop provides hands-on experience with industry-leading software, guiding you through the fundamentals of animation techniques to express your creativity like never before.

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3D Sculpting

Embark on an exciting journey into the world of 3D sculpting with our dynamic workshop powered by ZBrush! Learn the basics and discover helpful tips to sculpt characters and props for gaming, film, and 3D printing. Master anatomy, explore dynamic poses, and learn industry-standard techniques to bring your imaginations to life in stunning detail.

A student uses a drawing table with a backlight to outline a character design

Character Design

Delve into the fascinating realm of character design and learn how to craft compelling and memorable characters that leap off the page and screen. From developing unique personalities to mastering character anatomy, this workshop will empower you to breathe life into your creations and captivate audiences.

Technology and Programming Workshops

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Programming with Python

Are you ready to embark on a journey into the world of programming with Python? Our workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to this versatile and in-demand language, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle a wide range of programming challenges and projects.

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Programming with C++

Take your programming skills to the next level with our workshop on C++, a powerful language used in a variety of industries, including game development, software engineering, and more. From mastering the fundamentals to exploring advanced concepts, this workshop will empower you to become a proficient C++ programmer.

Video Game Workshops

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Video Game Development – Unity

Step into the exciting world of game development with Unity, one of the industry’s leading game engines. Our workshop guides you through the process of designing and developing captivating 2D games, from creating engaging gameplay mechanics to crafting visually stunning environments.

A student uses a controller to test an early build of a video game he is working on

Video Game Development – Unreal Engine

Immerse yourself in the cutting-edge world of 3D game development with Unreal Engine, a powerhouse in the gaming industry. Our workshop provides hands-on experience with advanced 3D modeling techniques, level design principles, and gameplay programming, empowering you to bring your gaming visions to life in breathtaking detail.

Students gather around a monitor to watch a classmate play her game

Introduction to Game Design

Are you fascinated by the art and science of game design? Our Introduction to Game Design workshop is the perfect starting point. Learn essential game design principles, explore the psychology of player engagement, and gain insights into the iterative game development process.

All our workshops, crafted by seasoned industry experts, offer hands-on training with relevant tools and technologies. Join us in Bilbao this summer for an enriching learning journey that will elevate your skills and expertise.

Visit our Summer Workshops overview to get additional details on our latest lineup of workshops.