Creating technology, not just using it, is what the DigiPen Advanced Placement Computer Science program is all about. The class, which focuses on computer animation and programming for video games, is well known, well respected, and always filled to capacity.

In New Market’s DigiPen program you will be trained in object-oriented programming languages, paradigms, and software engineering techniques and practices. You will also study the core building blocks of computer mathematics using trigonometry and higher math, computer programming in C++, 2D and 3D computer animation, and computer science. Additionally, game animation and programming requires teamwork to successfully complete projects, one of many valuable skills you will develop in this program.

The skills needed for game-oriented productions have a variety of applications far beyond the entertainment arena. With gaming technology you can realistically reproduce or simulate natural phenomena and real life events, like what is used for flight simulation, giving you many career options.

New Market has an ongoing relationship with DigiPen Institute, the first college in the world to offer a degree in video game programming. DigiPen partners with New Market as curriculum developer and instructional provider. Many of DigiPen’s college graduates (two-year associate degree or four-year B.S. degree) have secured positions with companies such as Nintendo, Interplay, Dreamworks Interactive, KnowWonder and Valve.

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