Updated: Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013, 7:32 AM EST
Published : Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013, 7:32 AM EST
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Manchester Community College is joining other colleges to offer an associate's degree program in video game design.
The Journal Inquirer reports that Professor Edward Hogan says Connecticut does not have a large gaming industry similar to California, Florida or the Boston area. But he says the state's tax-credit program for the entertainment industry has led to some growth.
He says at least eight gaming companies operate in Connecticut. The small state industry draws animators, film makers and special effects artists.
Courses include an introduction to computer games that review the history of games and technologies and an introduction to literature to strengthen reading and writing.
Quinnipiac University recently rolled out its own video game design program and the University of Connecticut also has started to offer some classes.
Information from: Journal Inquirer