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.
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
Streaming & Content Creation
Marketing & Community Management
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96% of our students would recommend this program to a friend
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.
Instructors and Industry Experts
Bekah SaltsmanCo-founder and CEO, Finji
Dan ShefelmanAssociate Professor of Illustration, Fashion Institute of Technology
Dan ShimmyoGame Developer and Instructor, Fashion Institute of Technology
Erin SimonTV Anchor and Host in Esports and Gaming Culture
Gerard "HipHopGamer" WilliamsGaming Media Personality
Graham BordenCommunity Ambassador, NBA 2K League
Ivan CurtissGeneral Manager/Head Coach, Brooklyn Nets Gaming Crew
Maria HwangAssistant Professor of Computer Science, Fashion Institute of Technology
Rebekah ValentineStaff Writer, GamesIndustry.biz
Chris CompiendioWeekend Editor, Gamepur
Chris FosterLead Designer, Fire Hose Games
Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials
In The News
The curriculum is extremely detailed, and the professors/industry experts are very articulate. They explain the ins and outs of the course in a way that translates easily to learners. Being able to complete the course at my own pace was also a huge plus for me since I work full time.
Simone ArzoomanianMusic Industry Essentials Grad
I don't feel as though I am walking into this blind anymore. I feel as though I've been given really great advice that has given me a clear path on how the industry runs and how I can fit myself into the market.
Alana HollenkampMusic Industry Essentials Grad
I'm loving the course so far and it was just what I needed to take my brand to the next level.
Willeen CapehartFashion Industry Essentials
It prepared me by [giving me] a better understanding of the industry. I have more confidence in applying for positions now that I have completed the course.
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