U.S. News Part 2: Video Game Education in Massachusetts

Published on Friday, October 21st, 2011

Game Design (4)U.S.News and World Report published, “Massachusetts Works to Expand Video Game Design Education,” this week on its University Directory website.

The article cited quotes from Timothy Loew, executive director of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) at Becker College, and Jeff Goodsill, the vice president and general manager at Tencent Boston, and touted the Commonwealth’s efforts to support expansion of  digital games industry in Massachusetts. Education is a major player in that expansion from $2 billion to $20 billion in annual sales by 2020.

“Massachusetts is not only one of the largest digital games clusters in the United States, representing a $2 billion industry and employing approximately 4,000 people across the state, but we are also home to strong academic institutions focused on digital game design and development,” Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray has said. “This presents a real opportunity for MassDiGI to promote collaboration between academia and industry, nurture existing and new talent, and strengthen the industry’s growing presence in the Commonwealth. We’re excited about the partnerships already underway and the future collaborations this new institute will foster.

The popular publisher of school rankings recently called Becker College “a popular destination for prospective game designers,” in an article that appeared  on USNews.com: “Discover 9 Hot College Majors.”