Majoring in video games

My provost just sent this link to me and some faculty from computer science and theater, all of whom I’ve already spoken with, very informally, about some kind of collaboration.

Game design has helped rekindle interest in computer science and become a hot new major at more than 200 schools across the country, according to the Entertainment Software Assn., a trade group. Because making games crosses several disciplines, the diversity of programs that offer such courses is staggering: Fine arts colleges, engineering schools, film schools, music schools and even drama programs are sending graduates into the fast-growing industry.

“Some programs throw a drama guy together with a programming guy to see what they come up with,” said Bing Gordon, a venture capitalist and former chief creative officer for industry powerhouse Electronic Arts Inc. “Games is the ultimate interdisciplinary art.” (Alex Pham, LA Times)