My name is Jackie and I am a Senior Admissions Outreach Coordinator at DigiPen Institute of Technology. I would be more than happy to clarify some of your questions about DigiPen.
To apply to the college, the summer sketchbook assignment is not required That is only for students that have been accepted into the program. The requirements for the application can be found here: https://www.digipen.edu/?id=7864. The application to the game design degrees in particular requires 3 additional essays.
DigiPen's BS in Game Design (BSGD) program prepares students to design electronic and digital entertainment. Graduates will be able to use a variety of languages to program computer software and will be well-versed in game design theory, level design, artificial intelligence design, and general programming skills. While DigiPen's BA in Game Design (BAGD) is an interdisciplinary degree program that prepares students to become designers and artists. Graduates will be well versed in game design theory, level design, artificial intelligence design, and general art skills.
If you are looking to focus primarily on the programming for video games, the academically rigorous and highly integrated BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation (BSCS) program offers extensive training in mathematics and physics as a foundation for the various topics presented in general computer science and computer graphics.
A background in art is not required for any of these 3 degrees, especially the BS in Computer Science. The BA in Game Design will integrate some art classes into the curriculum, but it is not required to have any art background previously.
I hope this answers some of your questions. Please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-629-5041 if you have any more questions!
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