Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University is excited to announce a two-year partnership agreement with META High School Esports.
The strategic association aims to enhance educational and development outcomes for students through the unique esports tournament platform, which encompasses popular games League of Legends, Rocket League and NBA 2K19.
In less than a year, META has grown rapidly to now comprise more than 300 school-based teams across Australia and New Zealand.
The competition helps teenagers improve their life skills and educational outcomes through their passion for esports, while engaging with parents, teachers and government departments.
Vice Chancellor Justin Beilby said the strategic partnership directly links the university to the growing esports industry and its expansive audience.
“It will also create strong ties to more than twenty undergraduate and postgraduate programs including Game Art, Game Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Software Engineering, UX & Web Design and Digital Media Design,” Beilby said.
“We are looking forward to building a long-lasting relationship with META and its current and future student gamers.”
META High School Esports League Commissioner Woody Wu said the organisation was excited to engage with Torrens University in a meaningful way.
“This partnership will help us connect our growing numbers of young student gamers to the wide and immersive opportunities offered by an innovative educational institution like Torrens University,” Wu said.
META was established by the Adelaide Football Club, which also owns professional franchise Legacy Esports, in 2018.
Torrens University Open Day is taking place in Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday 11 May from 12-3pm.
Billy Blue College of Design
Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia has been at the forefront of innovative, non-conformist Design programs, engineered for the creative industries, since 1987. In 2016, the college joined Torrens University to offer university qualifications to new and existing students. All programs offered at Billy Blue College of Design have been formulated in conjunction with industry partners to ensure they exceed industry standards and offer graduates essential expertise alongside vital soft-skills for the workplace.
Billy Blue College of Design offers leading higher education diplomas in Branded Fashion Design, Digital Media, Design, Graphics, Interiors and Photography, bachelor programs in Game Art, Game Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Communication Design, Branded Fashion Design, Interior Design, Digital Media Design, and postgraduate programs in UX and Web Design, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing and Design.
About Torrens University Australia
Torrens University Australia offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Business, Education, Hospitality, Design & Creative Technology and Health for study on-campus or online (or a hybrid of both). More than 16,000 students study online or at campuses located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Torrens University is part of the global network of higher education institutions, Laureate International Universities, which has more than 850,000 students enrolled at 25 institutions with more than 150 campuses.