Learning to design games at university: US interviews

Learning to design games at university: US interviews

The gaming world is rapidly changing. As mobile platforms are quickly catching up to their console counterparts, and VR makes itself a permanent fixture in the gaming landscape, the future of gaming looms bright and large, but also uncertain.
New generations of game developers are tasked with adapting to that change.
Some developers enter the industry from other tech fields, some are self-taught, and some graduate from tailor-made game design courses. Ahead of our latest PG Connects and VR Connects events in San Francisco this month, we investigated two educational establishments in California offering game design qualifications.
We talked to two professors, one from SAE Expression College and one from University of California – Santa Cruz, about their successful game development degree programs and the challenges involved in teaching for today’s gaming markets (and introduce an offer for US students to attend PGC and VRC for free)…
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Learning to design games at university: US interviews