Virtual and Augmented Reality

Cogswell College Launches VR/AR Certificate Program

The certificate program will cover design principles, applications and cognitive and perceptual aspects of virtual and augmented reality.

Cogswell Polytechnical College has launched a new Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) certificate program for professionals in the computer graphics industry looking to join content development teams in VR and AR.

The VR/AR certificate program will teach cognitive and perceptual aspects of VR/AR experience, human/computer interface and interaction design, VR design principles and applications of VR/AR in storytelling, according to information on the program’s site. Participants must complete the program’s six courses to earn a certificate.

The following people are encouraged to apply:

  • Computer graphics professionals;

  • Computer engineering professionals;

  • Professional digital artists;

  • Recent graduates in digital arts or engineering programs;

  • Current students in media art or game programs; and

  • Students who have completed courses in 3D modeling.

“VR and AR are quickly emerging as leading areas for content and technology development,” said Timothy Duncan, a professor and director of digital audio technology at Cogswell, in a prepared statement. “It is our vision that VR and AR ultimately will impact many industries across the globe, most notably in the gaming field. By having students learn these new areas now, they will position themselves as the next generation of technical and creative leaders within exciting new VR & AR frontiers.”

Tuition for the VR/AR certificate program is $699 per course, and courses will begin this summer. Further information about the program and the course offerings can be found on the program site.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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