Albertus Magnus College Hosts Another Esports Camp December 13
Successful Summer Event Leads to Esports Administration/Management Minor at College
New Haven, Conn., November 29, 2021 – Albertus Magnus College is crafting an Esports Administration/Management Minor starting in Spring 2022. To help kick-off this announcement, a second Esports Camp
will be held on December 13, 2021 at 6pm in the Hubert Campus Center, 305 Huntington
Street in New Haven – following-up on a super successful summer event in which about
two dozen students from various schools around the state took part.
This newest Esports Camp will be a three-hour session in which participants will hear from Esports Commentators and make their own 3D World. The Esports Camp is open to prospective high school and college-aged students. It is a hands-on learning day where participants can see how education, gaming, and Esports are all interconnected. They’ll hear firsthand from Esports and Fighting Game Community (FGC) Commentators Angelo “AJAX” Rodriguez and Jon “AG” Hoyt.
Now in its 96th year, Albertus has continuously responded to the educational needs of students as well as the skills demanded by businesses -- and the competitive video gaming is no different. This is a rapidly growing, billion dollar industry with competitors from around the world competing for millions of dollars in prize money with almost 400 million people watching online and in person each year. It also requires the kind of critical thinking skills that are at the core Albertus’ values and liberal arts based education.
Recognizing the popularity and market demand in this field, Albertus created a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game and Computer Arts in 2019. In 2021, a student-led Esports club was formed and Albertus partnered with CDW-G and Horizon AVL to magnify the exciting Esports experience to campus. This summer, Albertus offered its first-ever Esports Camp. Now comes the exciting news of a second camp and a new minor for interested students. The 18-credit program allows students to incorporate a wide variety of courses that will foster stand-out skills which employers are seeking – such as adaptability, creativity, and self-management.
“The days of gaming by yourself in your room are over. Esports is a billion dollar industry with immense career opportunities. By offering this interactive camp, and now a minor in Esports, students can explore those options while building upon their passion for gaming,” said Director of Admissions Ben Amarone.
At Albertus, there is already a Gaming and Esports Club that meets weekly to engage in gaming activities and celebrate the Esports community. And coming soon, there will be a Competition and Esports Venue at the College. A room at the Hubert Campus Center is being outfitted as an Esports venue for students to compete, use recreationally, and be a specialized classroom. In the near future, Albertus will be looking to compete and network with other schools’ Esports programs throughout the United States.
For those interested in working in the booming and diverse Esports industry, Albertus offers the following majors: Game and Computer Arts, Business Management, Sport Management, Communications, and Computer Information Systems. Learn more about the Esports Camps and Esports venue at Albertus Magnus College.
About Albertus Magnus College
About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.