Timeline of Events
DigiPen Institute of Technology is founded by Claude Comair in Vancouver, B.C., Canada as DigiPen Corporation
With support from consumer electronics and software company Nintendo, DigiPen Applied Computer Graphics School enrolls its first class of video game programming students .
DigiPen becomes the first university in the world dedicated to computer and video game development as the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board grants DigiPen the ability to award Associate and Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degrees in Real-Time Interactive Simulation (R.T.I.S) and Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) Degrees in 3D Computer Animation.
DigiPen relocates its campus to Redmond, Washington, United States.
DigiPen awards the first degrees in what is now it’s flagship program; Real-Time Interactive Simulation. The intensive R.T.I.S. program is renowned for the highly skilled game programmers that it produces.
DigiPen opens a branch campus in Singapore.
DigiPen is named 2nd in the Princeton’s Review Top 50 Undergraduate Video Game Programs.
Corinthian Colleges Inc., one of the nation’s largest for-profit career school chains files for bankruptcy amid allegations that it had systematically deceived students with false graduation and job placement rates.
President Obama ‘s administration announces plan to relief debt laden students of more than $3.6 billion in student debt.
President Obama on Student Debt:
“And I want to work with this Congress, to make sure Americans already burdened with student loans can reduce their monthly payments, so that student debt doesn’t derail anyone’s dreams.”
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