What It Means to Have a College Degree in “Virtual Worlds”

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  Metaverse Professor Dick Riedl, , Appalachian State

We've talked about how over 250 American colleges are now offering degrees in game programming, content creation, and virtual worlds.

Courses in game art and virtual development fill up as quick as Faculty add them to the roster.

But more than a few of our readers commented and e-mailed with the same question: What exactly does having a degree in virtual worlds MEAN?

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U.C. Irvine Set to Offer 4-Year Degree in Virtual Worlds

Uci Two months ago we reported on how U.C. Irvine received over $100,000 for an academic study of World of Warcraft.

Turns out the venerable California campus is planning a much more ambitious role for virtual world studies in high academia.

Pixels and Policy investigates U.C. Irvine's new four-year degree program in virtual worlds, and how Irvine's new Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds puts them at the forefront of synthetic sociology.

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