Sony and USC Games have entered a multi-year agreement in order to provide additional help to Black and indigenous students who want to study game design and design.
The University of Southern California Games is recognized as the top North American games program. UCS Games offers a wide range of programs that allow students to develop innovative games. They also have the USC Games Gerald A. Lawson Fund, which aims to broaden the gaming industry.
Students who would otherwise be unable to take part will be able to. We may also enhance the program in a variety of ways, according to Elizabeth Daley, dean of the USC School of Cinematic Art.
Jim Huntley, a USC Games professor and marketing director, said the program's objective is to encourage and encourage greater diversity in the gaming industry.
Huntley noted that he is not represented in gaming matters.
Sony also acknowledges the lack of diversity in the gaming industry, which is why it pledged $3 million to the program.
The USC Games Lawson Fund is more than a scholarship, according to Tiffany Johnson, Sony Interactive Entertainment's senior director and global head of DE&I. We are committed to promoting opportunities for Black and other unrepresented talent who want to enter the gaming industry. We have a responsibility to create a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming industry.
The Gerald A. Lawson Fund will provide financial help to Black and indigenous students who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees in game design or computer science from USC. Sony's contribution will assist students enrolled in the fall 2023 semester. The funds will also subsidize the recruitment of Black and indigenous faculty.
Huntley said he hopes the partnership will inspire other designers and publishers to contact USC Games to discuss this ongoing issue in the industry.