Gaming Industry Essentials

Part Time 6 Weeks Online

What will I learn?

Course 1: Introduction to Gaming. Delve into the fundamentals of gaming – its history, its future, types of games, current trends in games and hot-button topics in the gaming community, and the question: “what is a game?”

Course 2: Games from Concept to Design. Explore the conceptual and artistic underpinnings of game design: what are its rules and goals, characters and settings, and what’s the story?

Course 3: Game Development - More than Coding. Join gaming professionals for an overview of the technical design and development of a game: the engine, interface, platforms, animation, and 3D capture.

Course 4: Revenue Models & Marketing - Gaming the Game. Walk through the revenue life cycle of a game: from investment into development, to advertising and persistent in-game revenue streams.

Course 5: The Esports Industry - From Game Concept to Centre Stage. Go inside the world of professional gaming and learn about the ins-and-outs of managing professional esports organizations and events, as well as a professional player’s gear and practice.

Course 6: Gaming & Community. Meet the masses of people that make a game live and breathe – such as players, content creators, and community managers – and explore the social impact and significance games have on their communities.


Leaders from across the gaming and esports world, together with faculty from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), will teach you about the key areas, and related career opportunities in the rapidly changing gaming industry.The program includes 6 online course modules, and related skill-building activities. Each module is 3-5 hours, and is broken into several shorter lessons that students complete at their own pace. Students earn a non-credit certificate of completion from FIT.

What are the requirements?

There are no prerequisites for joining the course.


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Key skills

Game Design & Testing Game Development Streaming & Content Creation Marketing & Community Management
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