Informatics Academy has launched Singapore's first Diploma in Esports and Game Design on June 1, 2018.
The diploma programme is crafted for youths seeking a career in the e-sports industry and equip them with the fundamentals behind game design and programming.
In a press release, Informatics Academy said that the diploma was designed by industry professionals in response to the exponential growth of e-sports and live streaming of major e-sports tournaments worldwide. The curriculum aims to provide the knowledge and skills necessary in becoming a technical game developer, and/or future professionals who will handle the management of e-sports teams and streaming of e-sports events.
A set of core modules in the new diploma will aim to “equip students with the practical skills and e-sports knowledge, for them to pursue a career in the field”, said Allan Norton, General Manager of Informatics Education.
“This is the first time we are launching a diploma of such a nature and have already received tremendous interest. We hope to provide a nurturing environment to groom future talents who are looking to establish themselves in this field," he added.
E-sports are competitive in nature, and requires the skillsets that are relevant across multiple game genres and platforms.
With digital technologies bringing increased exposure and the formation of various e-sports communities, the diploma programme carries a strong focus on practice-based learning. This is to give students a fuller understanding on the e-sports and game development industry.
The Diploma in Esports and Game Design course is an 8-month (full-time) or 12-month (part-time) programme designed for fresh school leavers and/or individuals who wish to develop their career in the e-sports and gaming industry. It will be offered every year in January, May and September. Applications for the first intake in September 2018, is now open.
Full details of the programme can be found here.