KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Colleges in Missouri and Kansas are among those adding video game design programs. The degrees are usually heavy with math and science or require serious art skills. This year, 254 of the nation's colleges and universities in 37 states have such programs. That's up 27 percent from last year.
Besides a favorite pastime, video games are developed for use in military training, education, Hollywood, and for virtual training in a variety of fields, including medicine and mechanics.
Among the schools that offer degrees and courses in Missouri are the University of Missouri, Missouri State at West Plains, and ITT Technical Institute in Arnold and in Earth City. --- Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com