Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, is launching their Professional Esports Productions Bachelor of Science degree program this upcoming fall. The program will teach students skills in graphic design, video editing, motion graphics, and post-production. It will also include classes from other degree programs at the University so as to achieve a cross-disciplinary degree that can be used in a variety of professional industries related to esports.
“With Ferris well established in Digital Animation and Game Design instruction, we can lean on that expertise to help our students learn the advanced elements for user interface design, media production and motion graphics,” said Varun Singireddy, Chair of Professional Esports Production at Ferris State University. “This is what clients want for their advertising, interactive content, and other messages. We are purveyors of augmented reality, so the vast nature of the digital world means we can offer components desirable beyond just entertainment media such as simulations in healthcare, the military, architecture, and more.”
The first class to be offered in the program this fall will be Esports 100, with more classes to be announced over the summer. The coursework is entirely online and can be completed by students in Michigan or from the comfort of their own homes.
The program will be headquartered in the brand new Center for Virtual Learning, which will soon include Ferris’ Esports Arena, a key component of the Professional Esports Productions Bachelor of Science program.
(All information was provided by WZZM 13)