Study and Careers

As esports grows, so too have the work opportunities available. Below are some career opportunities through esports and how study at the University of Waikato can support these career pathways. For career development tools and support refer to University Career Development Services.


Required Skills

University of Waikato study options


Good communication skills

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts – performance and narrative


Strategy generation, analyse player strengths and weaknesses, motivator

  • Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance, sport development and coaching major

Content Creator/Journalist

Good communication, written and interview skills, creativity, video editing, social media management.

  • Bachelor of Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts - Screen and Media Studies, media production (visual journalism),  e.g. paper MEDIA305 Interactive Media Design
  • Bachelor of Design

Public Relations and Marketing

Brand positioning, marketing plans, sponsorship and relationship management. Social Media and fanbase management. Audiences Research and knowledge of Media consumption in 21st Century –

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Design, specifically the Communication Design Major
  • Bachelor of Arts (Screen and Media Studies)

Event/Team Manager

Logistics, Excellent time management, organisational skills and attention to detail.

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies

Game Developers

Developing an understanding of gameplay, game mechanics, mastery and skill, and rules systems

  • Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Paper COMPX536 Advanced Graphics and Computer Games
  • Game Design paper MEDIA309 (NET) – T Semester
  • Bachelor of Design (specifically the Media Design and Interaction Design Majors)