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Gaming U.? University of Utah trustees approve bachelor of science in games

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah board of trustees is apparently game for a new undergraduate degree, a bachelor of science in games intended to help meet a growing market demand for games and game making. Undergraduate students who have wanted to learn the various aspects of entertainment arts and technology have been taking courses taught by faculty in the School of Computing and the Division of Film Studies. “We’ve gotten big enough …

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Love gaming? This Iowa university has created the perfect major for you

(Photo: GETTY IMAGES) Cyndi Wiley predicted a few raised eyebrows when she pitched a new major at Grand View University that focused on computer gaming. “I expected a lot more pushback,” said Wiley, an assistant professor of art and design. “And everybody was like, ‘Nope, do it. This sounds awesome.'” So, with fellow game-lover Joshua Call, an associate professor of English, she began forming the college’s new gaming design and interactive analytics major. It rolls out …

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University of Utah now offering competitive gaming scholarship to

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The University of Utah is offering a first of it’s kind scholarship.  Students can now apply for a competitive gaming scholarship being offered by the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program at the university.   In offering the scholarship the University of Utah will become the first of the fives richest athletic conferences in collegiate sports to offer such a scholarship. “I think it’s huge.  Esports is getting huge …

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Video Gaming Becomes a Scholarship Sport at University of Utah

The University of Utah will become the first big-time sports school to offer scholarships for competitive video gaming, so far the most high-profile entry into collegiate esports. Backed by the Salt Lake City school’s video game development program, Utah’s first varsity esports team will play Riot Games’ popular League of Legends and compete in Riot’s collegiate league. More teams in other games will be announced this year. Utah is the first school in the “Power …

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