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Entry year / start

Autumn 2021


2 years

Course code

P00221-AA - 21/23




Greater Belfast


Creative Media Practice (Interactive Media with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Development)

  • According to Immerse UK, the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality economy is set to reach a spending value of £130 Billion by 2023 and PWC estimates around 400,000 jobs impacted by this technology by 2030.

    This new, innovative course has been devised based on this need and includes the traditional Interactive Media content of sound, video, graphics, and animation, and builds upon this with the inclusion of immersive tools such as augmented reality devices and virtual reality systems being the development focus.

    The course is an intensive, practical and skill focused program. It is built to provide students with the skills to develop and create modern interactive projects, along with immersive experiences in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Core areas assessed will be based around informing ideas, problem solving, technical skills, professional practice, and communication

    Over the two years on the course, you will work on several projects, focusing on interactive content, as well as an Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experience.

    You will be taught using the latest, and leading, industry standard applications including:

    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe Premiere
    • Adobe XD
    • Unreal Game Engine
    • Autodesk suite using 3DSMax or Maya

    Content covered over the two years will harness your skills in areas including:

    • Virtual Reality development
    • Augmented reality development
    • VR Film Making
    • 2D Development
    • 3D Development
    • Game Engines
    • User Interface Design
    • Sound Development
    • Individual / Group Projects
    • Understanding the Immersive Industry
    • Portfolio Development

    During your time on the course, you will be given access to high end development workstations, Augmented Reality devices, Virtual Reality systems, 360 Capable VR cameras, DSLR/Video Cameras, and sound production/lighting equipment as part of the projects you work on.

    This course is assessed through 100% coursework and is equivalent to three A Levels in size.

    Essential Information

    Campus: Castlereagh

    Start date: 06/09/2021

    End date: 04/06/2023

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