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Delaware school creates degree program for budding video game designers

on Wednesday,June 30,2010 19:06

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Over the next eight years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that career opportunities for software programmers - including those who design video games - are expected to be high. In fact, the number of jobs in this field is slated to increase almost three times faster than the average for all other occupations.

In response to this expected demand for programming professionals, the University of Wilmington has created a new bachelors degree program in video game design and development, Delaware Online reports.

School officials created a curriculum that is intended to cover various aspects of the field. In addition to classes in topics such as graphic design and media arts, students will be required to tackle more challenging subjects, such as calculus and physics.

This comprehensive curriculum is intended to prepare degree seekers for jobs in a variety of industries, including web development, graphics and media design, law enforcement, medical training as well as entertainment gaming.

Scott Shaw, an assistant professor who developed the course of study, told the news source that graduates of the program "might not go directly into gaming, but they're going to have the skills to put them through a career."
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