iACADEMY Opens Doors for Game Development Careers
Few courses today represent the ever-growing demand of technology and the
excitement of a fulfilling career that can capture the attention of youth the way game
And for a school that offers niche courses perfectly tailored for in-demand jobs today
like iACADEMY, there is no better way to introduce the $93 billion dollar industry to
aspiring professionals than by presenting real-world examples of the science behind it.
“The Game Van is literally what iACADEMY’s program is about, on wheels. It’s a motor
vehicle that houses various game consoles available today and it brings focus to
gaming in an educational and effective manner,” explains Mitch Andaya, iACADEMY
VP for Academics.
If this non-traditional approach seems counter-intuitive (after all, aren’t video games the
bane of parents’ existence by virtue of being a distraction to school work?), take note—
this is where the brilliance of specialized tertiary schools come in. Because where
universities fail to highlight the real-world possibilities of traditional computing courses,
iACADEMY succeeds in combining practical, hands-on education by presenting it in a
fun and engaging way.
To this end, iACADEMY continues to partner with relevant organizations in an effort to
introduce more students to the true potential of the gaming industry. Their most recent
initiative saw them working with the Youth Development and Welfare Bureau of the City
of Manila where they brought the Game Van around the metro.
“What better way to inspire the youth to develop their creativity through technology
and utilize its advantages than by showing them the direct connection between
education and the real-world technology that they can create? ” asks, Dane Romley,
iACADEMY Creative Director.
A pioneer in the game development industry in the country, iACADEMY is one of the first
local schools to offer the course in the Philippines. With a stringent academic
foundation, the school focuses on tying their programs to a real-world curriculum that is
meant to make students industry-ready for what is arguably a leading career option in
the job market today.
Future initiatives in the pipeline include programs that highlight theoretical instruction into
practical experience, including a massive culminating event meant to bring together
the brightest in the field and bring more attention to the potential of the industry.
“Our school is proud of the fact that we are able to cross traditional academic
boundaries through experiential learning and innovative partnerships; and this is just one
part of how iACADEMY can empower students to shape the course of their future,”
Vanessa Tanco, iACADEMY President.