13 April. 2021
Twitch will be partnering with University of Chichester to examine esports through a new scientific study and the steaming service to be embedded into academic modules of University’s new BA (Hons) Esports degree.
The goal behind the initiative is to equip more students with the skills and experience necessary to participate in the gaming industry. The partnership will also provide undergrads on Chichester’s BA (Hons) in Esports (the first degree in the UK to examine the impact of gaming through scientific study) with expert tuition from Twitch professionals and opportunities to stream across the world.
“We are proud to partner with the University of Chichester in bringing relevant and engaging education in emerging, new, and digital media through gaming and esports. We are very much looking forward to being of service to their faculty, educators, and student body.” – Mark ‘Garvey’ Candella, Director of Student and Education Programs at Twitch
The esports degree has become one of the University’s fastest-growing courses since its launch in 2019.
The degree is overseen by senior lecturer Rams Singh, a European esports champion formally known as r2k who competed in the Quake, Trackmania and Battlefield games for the Dignitas team. He said: “Ever since taking this job, a goal of mine has been to bridge the gap between the endemic industry and academia for esports. Slowly but surely it’s coming together and with the help of Twitch, that goal is closer to where I want this to go.”
Michael Holley, head of Chichester’s department of Creative Digital Technologies, said the University is delighted to establish the partnership with Twitch education. “They are a world leader in broadcasting platforms across the gaming and esports sectors and have a real passion for enhancing digital skills in educational and community settings. This relationship will benefit University of Chichester students greatly in the coming years and complements our existing partnerships with DXRacer and HyperX.” He added.
The University’s official Twitch page can be seen at http://www.twitch.tv/team/chi_esports. For more about Twitch and its education and student support programmes go to http://www.twitch.tv.