Gaming Pathways is a new program at City College of New York which is creating a bachelor's degree in digital game design, preparing students for future careers in New York City's rapidly growing digital gaming industry. Gaming Pathways offers courses in game design, game programming, game visual design, and game production techniques to teach students critical skills in development and give them experience working in teams on real digital projects.
Gaming Pathways was founded by a city initiative from the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment as a new way for high school students in Harlem, Northern Manhattan, and the South Bronx to get training, degrees, and eventually jobs in digital games. Gaming Pathways is guided by an Educational Advisory Board, which includes many of NYC's leading AAA and indie games companies.
The Director of Gaming Pathways is Nicholas Fortugno, an award-winning game design and interactive narrative researcher who has been teaching game design and interactive narrative design at the college level for over 20 years.
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The Gaming Pathways program is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and a team consisting of City College of New York, Hostos Community College, Urbans Arts, and the Harlem Gallery of Science. Additional partners include the CCNY Esports Club.