GAMING AND ESPORTS INDUSTRY ESSENTIALS
Leaders from across the gaming and esports world, together with faculty from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), will teach you about the key areas, and related career opportunities in the rapidly changing gaming industry.
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Boost Your Career
Build your gaming and esports industry expertise in key areas and explore how your skills can translate to careers in areas such as:
  • Game Design & Testing
  • Game Development
  • Streaming & Content Creation
  • Marketing & Community Management
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Curriculum
Delve into the fundamentals of gaming – its history, its future, types of games, current trends in games and hot-button topics in the gaming community, and the question: “what is a game?”
Explore the conceptual and artistic underpinnings of game design: what are its rules and goals, characters and settings, and what’s the story?
Join gaming professionals for an overview of the technical design and development of a game: the engine, interface, platforms, animation, and 3D capture.
Walk through the revenue life cycle of a game: from investment into development, to advertising and persistent in-game revenue streams.
Go inside the world of professional gaming and learn about the ins-and-outs of managing professional esports organizations and events, as well as a professional player’s gear and practice.
Meet the masses of people that make a game live and breathe – such as players, content creators, and community managers – and explore the social impact and significance games have on their communities.
Level up. On YOUR schedule.
The program includes 6 online course modules, and related skill-building activities. Each module is 3-5 hours, and is broken into several shorter lessons that students complete at their own pace. Students earn a non-credit certificate of completion from FIT.

Learn The Business

Get insider access to key areas of the industry with 45+ on-demand video lessons, and build real-world skills through self-paced projects and simulations.

Map Your Career

Learn about all the various career paths in the gaming world, and get first-hand tips and advice on how to achieve your goals from the biggest names in the business.

Boost Your Cred

Earn a Certificate of Achievement in Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials from the world-renowned Fashion Institute of Technology to add to your profile.

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