A new degree at the London College of Communication is set to teach students all about the wonderful world of VR.
The MA Virtual Reality degree kicks off in the 2018 – 2019 academic year at the university and is the first of its kind in Europe let alone the wider UK. The course will place a focus on VR content creation and storytelling, teaching techniques to develop immersive experiences across film, gaming, animation and sound. A new classroom dedicated to VR is being opened for the course, including access to Oculus Rifts, the HTC Vive Pro, mobile VR headsets, motion capture suits, a green screen and PCs running the Unity engine.
“As more film and media companies experiment with VR content, we’re seeing increased demand from the wider industry for skilled virtual reality experts, which is why it’s so exciting to open these two dedicated courses at London College of Communication,” course leader Ana-Despina Tudor said in a prepared statement. “In just a few years, these graduates will gain the skills and understanding to incorporate this emerging technology across various industries, including in technical careers and roles that are entirely new.”
As Tudor says, VR’s applications stretch far and wide right now. A course in the tech could help prepare you for a career in anything to game creation to marketing or filmmaking, then. The course kicks off next month and has places available still.
The MA degree launch precedes the launch of a BA (Hons) course next year.