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Students who are interested in earning a Becker College bachelor of arts degree in interactive media design and in design can choose from:
Today the digital gaming industry has evolved from a cottage industry that focused solely on the creation of games for entertainment into a multi-billion dollar industry that includes games developed for entertainment as well as serious games, such as those developed for edutainment, game-based training, and simulation.
In 2013, Pricewaterhouse Coopers assessed the global video game market at $68.1 billion, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.5 percent. According to the Entertainment Software Association, U.S. consumers spent $20.77 billion on video game products last year, and 58 percent of Americans (and 72 percent of families) play video games. Digital game technology is increasingly important in education, cultivating greater youth interest and engagement in STEM fields. Digital games also enable professionals in a wide variety of fields—from surgeons and pilots to artists and film producers—to learn and apply best practices, new skills, and techniques. Game-based applications are being used by the public as well as industries such as the military, education, medicine, health care, and the government for the purposes of learning, training, advertising, simulation, management, and more.
Those who desire a career in the digital games industry are in high demand. Becker College is committed to helping students develop their own personal style and talent while expanding each student’s knowledge through traditional art courses, sophisticated digital training, critical thinking and reasoning abilities, audio and storytelling, and problem-solving, collaborative, and communication skills. Graduates of the program are prepared to excel in whatever segment of the interactive media market they choose to enter, and work at companies such as Turbine, Harmonix, ActivisionBlizzard, Demiurge, and Irrational Games—innovative leaders in the interactive entertainment industry. They have created digital technology applications for John Hancock, Meditech, Oracle, the Santa Ana (California) Police Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Army.
The emphasis of a Becker College education is firmly rooted in the transformative power of creative thought, inquiry, and self-discovery. The video game design program teaches its graduates not only to seek personal and professional success within the context of their chosen major, but also to contribute to a greater good in a global society. The well-documented uses of video games to teach, to heal, to create art, to entertain, to simulate, and to solve large-scale intractable problems have the power to positively transform our world. Therefore, the video game curriculum is keenly focused on creative expression, one of the College’s core values. Students learn the essentials of game design irrespective of any particular game genre, all while developing their own personal aesthetic and world view.
Across all of its design degree programs, Becker College offers small, close-knit learning experiences where professors get to know each student; faculty experts in the field; state-of-the-art equipment; and a lot of flexibility. Students graduate with a well-rounded general education foundation and the theoretical basis, technical skills, and a comprehensive portfolio upon which they can build a successful design career.
To learn more about the Becker College design programs, call 877.523.2537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.;