Career in Video Gaming

Video Gaming industry is worth multi-billion dollar. Its soaring. Budget smartphones and tablets added huge value to video game industry. Android made it truly viral. Today many pockets have smartphones supported by Android. Everyone loves to play video games and hence demand for human resources in video gaming industry is huge. "Worldwide game industry hits $91 billion in revenues in 2016, with mobile the clear leader, writes Dean Takahashi in Venture Beat. According to the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), UK game sales in 2016 generated more revenue than either video or music, increasing by +2.9% to £2.96bn (Source). In 2017, size of global video gaming industry going to grow to 108.9 billion dollar which is +7.8% up Year on Year basis. In Asia and the Pacific region, the size of gaming industry is 51.2 billion dollar, which is approximately 47% of world's video industry. (Source)

If we look into these figures, it appears like video gaming industry has huge potential to grow and require human resources in every sphere; game players, beta testers, game developers, video game programmers, dame designers, online marketers, sellers, re-sellers, affiliates, entrepreneurs and so on so forth.Video game is a online human mind consumable and hence demand for eligible human resources shall always exist.

You can chose a career in Video Gaming and a make a living out of it. You can play video games or develop and sell them. Here is a beautiful article about professional gaming career. But this is not all, here I am to tell you ways to earn university degree in gaming and make a vibrant career.

Some of the popular courses in gaming to learn are 
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science
  • Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science
  • Game Design, Bachelor of Science
  • Game Art, Bachelor of Science
  • B.A. (Hons) in Digital Media (Game Development)
  • B.A. (Hons) in Digital Media (Game Design)
  • PG Diploma in 3D Animation
  • PG Diploma in Visual Effects
  • PG Diploma in Game Development
  • PG Diploma in Game Design
You can learn a course online or join campus full time that's complete your choice.

If you are in India and looking to gaming career (Video Game Producer) a diploma or degree in computer science will be helpful. However, the beauty of computing courses is, its up to you, how much and when you want to learn, whether you want to learn free or chosing for a paid course.

Here given list of the institutes offering courses in video gaming and production

International Institute of Gaming and Animation, Mumbai

Image College of Arts, Animation & Technology (ICAT), ChennaiWebsite:

Graphiti School of Animation, MumbaiWebsite:

MAAC - Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics has many centres across India

ANIMASTER, BangaloreWebsite:
Meteor Institute of Digital Design Studies has many centres across India

Job Prospects: Video Gaming is a huge industry and growing. This is niche which shall never stop. With the advent of Virtual Reality (VR), wearable technology and innovations in robotics, to me it seems hopes are very high for people chose a career in video gaming.

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