New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), in collaboration with Yellowbrick, has launched Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials, a program designed to explore the expansive and lucrative world of gaming and esports. The program will help prepare game fans, players, and aspiring designers for the gaming industry, which is expected to generate $196 billion in revenue by the year 2022.

 Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials exposes learners to a full host of roles and career paths, everything from game design to esports team management. The course offers a sequence of project-based activities and assignments analyzing the basics of game design, marketing, and project management. Upon finishing the program, learners receive a completion certificate from FIT.

 “FIT is committed to expanding and diversifying its offerings to meet the needs of the adult and nontraditional learner. These new and customized offerings reflect the depth and breadth of FIT’s unique curriculum, which continues to innovate in an ever-changing environment,” Daniel M. Gerger, director of FIT’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, said.

 “Today’s gaming world has torn down preconceived notions and proven itself to be a viable arena for creative and lucrative career paths. We’re thrilled to help open doors for the players, creators, and game enthusiasts who’ve made this movement possible,” Rob Kingyens, president and CEO of Yellowbrick, said.

By Niji Narayan

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.