Communication & Media Studies Department

Esports Management, Production, and Performance


About the Esports Program

This cross-disciplinary program gives students an introduction to esports while preparing them for careers in media and game studies. Students completing the esports degree and certificates get prepared for employment opportunities in the digital media industry and transfer into four-year degree programs. There is a wide range of employment possibilities for students training in esports, leading to careers in journalism, athletic teams coordination, sportscasting, and media production and management.

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Program Paths



Esports Management, Production, and Performance

Associate in Arts Degree
Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to analyze and articulate the theories and critical models of the gaming and media industries, demonstrating an understanding of the principles of esports announcing, production, and performance, including professional terminology and procedures. Students will also be able to demonstrate the essential oral and written communication tools needed to function professionally in a media television production environment, including the ability to coordinate team sports.

Potential Career Options

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Resources and Transfer

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should meet with a counselor to discuss which courses need to be taken at SMC before applying to your colleges/universities.

Student Resources

We know college isn't always easy. We are here to help as you navigate through your SMC journey. This resource connects to information about Financial Aid, Tutoring Services, the Center for Wellness and Wellbeing and much more!

Center for Media & Design

Communication Studies courses take place at the Center for Media and Design. Here you can find state of the art equipment, a computer lab with software for your classes, tutoring resources, and more! 


Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.

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