James Madison University offering degree in video game design

James Madison University is one of a handful of universities in the nation that offer a four year degree in video game design. The program focuses on giving the students the knowledge to design art for the future and combine it with technology. Enrollment in the program is currently 500% higher than was previously expected.

Eugene Evans, general manager of Bioware Mythic, a part of Electronic Arts, Inc., commented:

"Gaming has been shifting from Silicon Valley. More and more companies are looking to take advantage of the excellent gaming courses that . . . draw in talent. There are probably a dozen gaming companies in the mid-Atlantic region. This course bodes well for the future of gaming in this region. The team at GMU is putting a strong emphasis on a broad set of disciplines and instilling an entrepreneurial spirit, which could mean many new start-ups within a few years."

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