Over the past decade, esports has definitely seen a meteoric rise, so much so that it is now a viable career path for a number of gamers, and not just as athletes. In fact, one university in the Philippines is setting up a tertiary program for esports.
The Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) and Tier One Entertainment have recently announced that they are working on a Bachelor’s Degree Program for esports. The program was revealed recently by Tier One CEO, Tryke Gutierrez, via his official Facebook page:
In the initial announcement, Gutierrez revealed that the draft for the esports college program curriculum is nearly done, and it will soon be passed to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) this March. According to the post, the program may become available sometime this year if all goes well.
While the contents of the curriculum have yet to be revealed, Gutierrez followed up the initial announcement with more information regarding the esports course. The idea for it is that there will be two programs, a 2-year Associate degree program, and a 4-year Bachelor’s degree program.
Currently, progress on the esports program is at around 80%, with the curriculum set to be passed on to CHED on March 4, 2020.
Are you interested in the esports degree program? If so, what would you like to see in the curriculum? Sound off on the comments below!
Tier One just released a more detailed track list on their current proposed four year program. Here’s the breakdown.
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