With the exponential growth of esports – also known as electronic sports, competitive gaming or professional gaming, the esports industry is expected to be a $1.5billion business by 2020 according to Newzoo – the global leader in esports, games and mobile intelligence.
Remember the classic arcade games Pac-man and Donkey Kong in the 1970s and 80s? Or the online video games such as Counter-Strike and Warcraft which were popular PC game titles during the 1990s? Esports has since evolved and esports tournament and online streaming of multiplayer game titles and competitions such as Dota2, Counter Strike, League of Legends has brought the game industry to a new frontier in the 2010s.
Informatics Academy has newly launched a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Esports and Game Design in partnership with (Singapore) Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) and is the 1st school in Singapore and in Southeast Asia to offer an esports component in a qualification.
Singapore’s Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) was founded in 2008 by a group of enthusiastic gamers and leaders who wanted to make a difference for esports in Singapore. SCOGA aims to elevate esports by educating young people, nurturing online communities and creating job opportunities.
Obtaining a Diploma in Esports and Game Design will open up exciting opportunities as the programmes aim to impart students with the knowledge and skills in Esports management and game design and development.
Career options include Social Media Associate/Manager, Esports Reporter/Commentator, Event/Product Manager, Booth Planner/Visualisation Artists, Game/QA Tester, Team Coach/Analyst, Research Moderator, Game Designer/Animator/Motion Graphics Artist, Motion Capture Pickup Artist, Head of community, Game Translator/Localisation Coordinator, Video Gaming Composer.
Key Highlights of this 8 months full-time/ 12 months part-time programme include:
✔ Programmes are registered with the Committee for Private Education (CPE) Singapore
✔ Curriculum and assessment for Esports developed by (Singapore) Cybersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA)
✔ Industry advisory and support from leading esports players such as ESL, Riot Games and Twitch
✔ Access to workshops and events conducted by SCOGA Esports Academy
✔ Local and international students may apply
✔ Degree pathway – coming soon!
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