Orange Coast College is offering a new class that is sure to grab students’ attention — History of Video Games. Film and Television Instructor Jamie Hitchings will teach the course, scheduled for Fridays from 10 a.m. until 1:10 p.m.
“Video games are an art form and just like any other art form they have a history that needs to be explored and understood,” says Hitchings. “I am personally fascinated with the games, systems and business models of the 1980 powerhouses of the field and have been expanding my knowledge base about this time in the industry for years.”
The course will be offered as a game-based learning class with quests and badges, and will be very interactive. Students also will receive a historical overview of how video games were first developed, and why companies like Nintendo have become so successful. Students will be challenged to create their own playable game and Hitchings plans to screen some documentaries as well.
“This class will validate students’ passion for gaming,” say Hitchings. “Gaming deserves to be studied and understood from all angles.”
About Orange Coast College
Orange Coast College, founded in 1947, is one of the nation’s top transfer schools. With a student population of 25,000, OCC provides exemplary programs leading to Associate degrees and 130 career programs. The college’s 164-acre campus is located in the heart of Costa Mesa.
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