Current and prospective video game designers and developers may want to consider enrolling in an online college degree program, which can help them stay abreast of emerging trends in this fast-growing industry.
As many facets of game design and development are internet-based, online college courses could enable students to apply the skills they are learning immediately. Because they will already have access to a computer while they listen to lectures or complete their homework, these degree candidates may be able to familiarize themselves with the programs mentioned in their studies, such as Adobe Flash.
Online classes may also help students gain a competitive edge when they choose to enter the workforce, as the gaming world has shown a notable shift toward the web in recent years. In fact, one online school was recently nominated for the CODiE Award for Best Instructional Solution in Other Curriculum Areas by the Software and Information Industry Association.
Individuals who graduate from similar programs may see improved job prospects after they earn a degree, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for computer network, systems and database andministrators is expected to grow by 23 percent over the next eight years.