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So you’re taking the A-Levels or STPM exam. What’s next?
Published on: Monday, April 18, 2022
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HOW about pursuing a fun and rewarding career that is in demand worldwide?

As you near the end of the examinations, you are probably wondering what comes after this? Here are a few steps to help you make the next move.

First, evaluate your interests. Are you more of an artsy spirit or do you enjoy the sciences? 

Whichever speaks to you more, it is important to know where your passion lies as this path will undoubtedly ensure a happy career choice. 

During the pandemic, many of us picked up new hobbies and interests from staying at home and one of such is the rise of video games. 

As a result, the games industry has taken off and gained record-breaking sales.

According to a Market Watch analysis of data from International Data Corporation, most growth in the year’s $179.9 billion sales were registered in the mobile phone gaming market which saw a 24 per cent increase followed by consoles (20 per cent increase) and PC (11 per cent increase).

All three major console makers Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo reported higher than expected sales.

So what does this mean for the industry?

The demand in the video game industry, and all of its supporting fields such as game design, game art, game engineering, game development is now higher than ever making it an excellent field to venture into! 

The best part? 

Regardless whether you are taking the A-Levels, STPM, SPM exams or even if your interest lies in arts or science, there is something for everybody in the video games scene. 

To cope with the rising demand, The One Academy has collaborated with DigiPen USA, the university behind the world’s first video development degree to bring exceptional computer science programmes such as (BA) Game Design, (BS) Computer Science and Game Design and (BS) Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation to Malaysia. 

Truly a blessing to the young creative, this collaboration will greatly increase their career prospects in this crisis-proof industry as well as related fields such as the Metaverse, 6G, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Blockchain, AI and more.

Students can also opt to pursue a Diploma in Computer Science or Diploma in Game Design at DigiPen The One Academy. 

These courses will be taught locally by none other than the teaching team of DigiPen USA to mirror their world-renowned syllabus. 

So if you find yourself at the intersection of arts and science, why not give computer science and game design a go? It is the perfect opportunity to turn your hobby into a fun, rewarding career!

Third, decide if you want to pursue your studies locally or abroad.

The decision to study locally or overseas can seem like a tough one, but it doesn’t have to be. If you are stuck deciding between the two, there is now a third option that is becoming increasingly popular. 

Many students nowadays opt to pursue internationally-recognised degrees right here in their home country. 

The best of both worlds, these accredited programmes are completed locally with a degree awarded by an overseas institution.

The One Academy is one such institution which offers this flexible option. 

For those interested in pursuing a degree in art and design, they have the options of choosing between a Degree in Graphic Design, Degree in Interior Architecture and Design and Degree in Digital Media Design offered in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire (UH). 

Each of these courses are taught with the same syllabus and subjects as UH, ensuring students gain a higher and deeper educational experience in art & design.

Gone are the days where distance stands between students and a great education. 

In this era, students are able to enjoy the same great education as they would in countries such as the UK, US and more, all from the comfort of their own home country. 

Now that you have completed the checklist, making the right move would be a breeze! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours. 

The One Academy is committed to providing the best art education programmes and continues to nurture its students passionately through its ‘Masters Train Masters’ coaching philosophy, which has been practised for over 30 years, by providing diploma and degree courses namely Advertising & Graphic Design, Digital Animation, Digital Media Design, Film Visual Effects, Interior Architecture & Design, Illustration, Fine Arts, Paris Fashion Design & Pattern Making, Computer Science, Game Design and Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation. 

For more information on The One Academy, visit www.toa.edu.my or call (+603) 7875 5510 or e-mail your enquiries to [email protected].

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