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How do I apply for Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials?
The application for Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials is entirely online and only takes a few minutes to complete. You can apply here.
How much does the program cost?
The cost of the entire program, which includes all six course modules, related activities, and a Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Certificate of Completion upon finishing, is $999. There are also installment payment plans available, starting as low as $99/month. Complete pricing will be sent to you upon acceptance into the program.
To receive your FIT Certificate of Completion, you’ll need to have all installments paid in full and have successfully completed all program requirements.
What payment methods and currencies do you accept?
We accept almost any type of credit or debit card. So if you have a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, or Discover card, we’ll accept it. If you are enrolling outside the United States, tuition will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing currency exchange rate.
Is there financial aid available?
No, financial aid is not offered for Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials. However, there are payment plans available, starting as low as $99/month. And Yellowbrick also offers a scholarship program. You can apply for a Yellowbrick scholarship here.
What is your cancellation policy?
You can withdraw from a course hassle-free and at no-cost within 24 hours of enrollment. After 24 hours, you have up to 7 calendar days to withdraw and get a full refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for enrollments past 7 days.
How do I begin the program?
Once we have received your tuition payment, your spot in our program is secured. You will receive a welcome email that has your login instructions, and you can begin immediately. The program is 100% online and self-paced, so you can complete it on your schedule.
Are there any prerequisites, age requirements, or restrictions?
Students must be at least 13 to enroll. There are no other prerequisites. All you need is a passion for the gaming or esports industry and learning.
What do I get when I complete the program?
Students who successfully complete the program will earn a Certificate of Completion in Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials from FIT. Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials is a non-credit program.
How long do I have to complete the program?
With your enrollment, you will have unlimited access to the full program for one year from the first time you log in. For almost all of our students, one year is more than enough time to work through the programs and fully absorb the content.
What if I need more time?
For those that need more time to complete the program, you will have an option to pay a low monthly fee to continue your access to the program materials.
Can I download course videos or materials?
Class videos or materials are not downloadable. However, once enrolled, you will have unlimited access to all videos and materials for 12 months.
What can I expect to accomplish by the end of this course?
Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials is designed for students at any stage of their academic or professional experience and with the potential for many different outcomes. In other words, what you can expect to accomplish after completing this program depends on…you!
In more general terms, our students usually identify two main takeaways after completing the program. First, they have a significantly greater understanding of how the gaming and esports industry industry works and a better understanding of where their passion lies. Second, with the Certificate of Completion from FIT on their resume, they differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack.
What type of people enroll in Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials?
People with all levels of experience, and in all stages of their career, benefit from enrolling in Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials. But you will have something in common with all of our students — a passion for the gaming and esports industry and desire to build a successful career doing what you love! Our students might be working in the gaming industry and looking to get ahead, or working in a different industry looking to switch careers. They might be heading to college; in college; or just out of college and want to build skills and gain valuable experience that will set them apart in a hyper-competitive industry. They might be your future professional and personal network in the gaming and esports world. They might be like you — a future leader in the gaming industry!
Where do I find the program materials?
All program materials can be found online. You can access and review the materials whenever you like through the course login page, which you’ll receive once you enroll — all you need is an internet-connected device.
Which devices can I use to watch the class videos and access other program materials?
You can access the program on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Desktop or laptop computers tend to provide the best experience.
When and where do the classes meet?
Whenever you like — the program is entirely online, self-paced, and on-demand. That means you can study and access the program lessons whenever and wherever you can connect to the Internet.
How much time do I need to dedicate to the program?
It varies from person to person, but be prepared to work hard and to dedicate about 30-40 hours in total. Remember, you have a full year to complete the program so you can pace yourself over 12 months!
After I complete the certificate in Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials, what comes next?
This certificate lays the groundwork for you to pursue your goals in whatever aspect of the gaming and esports industry you feel passionate about. If you find that you want to learn even more about a specific area, FIT offers a number of in-person and online program options. Visit http://www.fitnyc.edu/ccps/professional-studies/index.php to explore.
Who is Yellowbrick and why are they involved?
Our mission at Yellowbrick is to empower the next generation of talent to find their passion and build a career doing what they love. We strive to deliver on this vision by partnering with top-tier universities and world-class global brands to provide students with unparalleled online educational experiences and inspiring career opportunities.