International Universities Offering Esports Courses


This article produced by XY Gaming content writer Patsiyoah

Earning a diploma for your passion is not that easy, especially if you are an eSports enthusiast. Esports industry is rapidly growing, and institutions are starting to take notice. Strong academic background of the industry is an edge for gamers and enthusiasts. Universities are now offering eSports courses that will guide you into making it in the professional scene.

XY Gaming brings you some of the universities that offer eSports degree.

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Staffordshire University offers BA (Hons) Esports. It is a three-year course that focuses on the business and culture of eSports. Students will learn how to develop teams, create a fan base, organise an event, promote a large-scale event, and market these events digitally. The university also offers scholarships to top players to pursue their competitive gaming career.

“Over 73 per cent of those employed within eSports are under the age of 35, and their skills are in demand. Companies are looking for people who are entrepreneurial and, and the industry is driving the creation of new jobs,” Rachel Gowers, Academic Dean for Recruitment, explained.

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There are over 50 Universities offering esports courses, so it was hard to narrow down which one should be mentioned. We went for the university that started it all for the united states back in 2014 with Robert Morris University in Illinois which announced a scholarship-sponsored League of Legends team. Since then, the scene has ballooned to include around 50 different educational esport programs, with a national governing body known as the National Association of Collegiate Esports as the main home for most of those organizations.

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Universities already compete against one another in the US


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In Singapore, Informatics launch the first Diploma in eSports and Game Design. The course will last for eight months for full-timers and twelve months for part-timers. The course will equip the students with knowledge on fundamentals of game development, game programming, live streaming trends, and aspects of the eSports ecosystem.

Informatics Academy will focus on practice-based learning to reach the full potential of the students. The course will be offered every January, May, and September of the year. Applications for September 2018 is already open

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A technical school in Jinan, China offers an eSports and Management course that costs £1,470 per year. This is a three-year course that hones the gaming skills of the students.
During the first year, their classes compose of 50% gaming and 50% of game theory.

The students will be divided after their first year. The best gamers will focus on becoming professional players while the others will learn accompanying skills including event organisation, promotion, or coaching.

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The US is stacked with Gaming Courses


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The University of Chichester also offers BA (Hons) Esports. This is a three-year program that examines eSports from several perspectives. Students who are aiming to be professional gamers will take continuous skills development sessions and study the strategic and tactical thinking to enhance their gameplay success.

After this course, you can forge a career in professional gaming, marketing, sports science, games design, journalism, and events management. Some notable subjects included in the module are Immersive Gameplay, Skills & Strategy Development, Live Event Production, Player Management, and Coaching Teams.

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University of The Visayas New School, also known as UVNS, includes eSports in their Senior High School Curriculum. This is under the Arts and Design Track. The curriculum
consists of game strategy, animation, and game creation. After two years, the students can be game creators, designers, or professional eSports players.

They will also focus on theory, mechanics, strategy and game awareness as the core of their eSports subjects. UVNS will also provide students with state of the art gaming equipment.

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If your country doesn’t have a university that offers an eSports program, Udemy is the perfect fit for you.

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Udemy provides an eSports program designed for aspiring professional gamers.The students will learn to strategise their gaming career goals and develop a success mindset.

The curriculum includes topics such as Common Mistakes Young Aspiring Pro Gamers Make, Engineer Your Environment to Boost Your Gaming Skills & eSports Business Ops, and Tools for Solving Problems in eSports Team Dynamics. Udemy also offers a discounted price for this online course.



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A degree in eSports can be a huge factor to the individual’s success in the eSports industry. Statistics show that the eSports market will continue to grow. This booming industry will also continue to open enormous opportunities for talents and experts. In the eSports industry today, the experts are those gamers who were already there when gaming is just gaming. Do you think having an eSports degree will hone the new generation of enthusiasts better? Is it worth taking? Share us your thoughts.

The article was written by Patsiyoah

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