Degree Authorization

In accordance with the Degree-Granting Institutions Act Regulations (WAC 250-61-060 (3)), DigiPen Institute of Technology is considered to be an eligible institution exempted from degree authorization requirements by the Washington Student Achievement Council effective November 1, 2012.

Accreditation

DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (“ACCSC”, or “the Commission”), a recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.

Important dates in DigiPen’s accreditation history are as follows:

  • 2002: DigiPen was granted initial accreditation by ACCSC, including the approval for the Bachelor of Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation degree program.
  • 2002: DigiPen received ACCSC approval for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Animation degree program.
  • 2003: DigiPen received ACCSC approval for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree program.
  • 2005: DigiPen was granted a renewal of accreditation by ACCSC.
  • 2006: DigiPen was granted approval for its Master of Science in Computer Science degree program by ACCSC.
  • 2008: DigiPen was granted approval for its Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and Bachelor of Science in Game Design degree programs by ACCSC.
  • 2010: DigiPen was granted approval for its change of location to its current facility by ACCSC.
  • 2010: DigiPen received ACCSC approval allowing DigiPen (Singapore) to disclose in its advertising that it is a branch campus of DigiPen Institute of Technology.
  • 2010: DigiPen was granted approval to change the program name from the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Animation to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation.
  • 2011: DigiPen was granted approval to change the program name from the Bachelor of Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation.
  • 2011: DigiPen (Singapore) was granted accreditation by ACCSC as a branch campus of the main school located in Redmond, Washington, USA.
  • 2011: DigiPen was granted approval for its Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts degree program by ACCSC.
  • 2012: DigiPen was granted approval for its Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Design and Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Sound Design degree programs by ACCSC.
  • 2012: DigiPen was granted approval to change the program name from the Bachelor of Science in Game Design to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Game Design.
  • 2013: DigiPen (Singapore) was granted ACCSC renewal of accreditation for five years.
  • 2014: DigiPen was granted approval for its Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program by ACCSC.
  • 2014: DigiPen (Singapore) was granted approval for its first joint degree program with Singapore Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems).
  • 2015: DigiPen (Singapore) was granted approval for its change of location to its current facility by ACCSC.
  • 2016: DigiPen was granted approval to change the program name from the Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Sound Design to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Digital Audio.
  • 2016: DigiPen was granted approval for its substantive changes to the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts program.

For more information:

Redmond, WA Campus Accreditation History

Any person desiring information about the accreditation requirements or the applicability of these requirements to the Institute may contact the ACCSC by mail at 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, or by phone at (703) 247-4212. ACCSC's website address is www.accsc.org.

*Please note that any references to "DigiPen Institute of Technology" and "DigiPen", refer only to the main campus in Redmond, WA.

*Any references to "DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore", and "DigiPen (Singapore) refer to the branch campus in Singapore.