The VR Innovation Academy teaches the skills needed to be successful in creating Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality content and applications for industry and training. The ability to perform many of the cross-disciplinary functions for AR/VR and interactive digital media is dependent on being creative while also having a firm understanding of the underlying technology. These skills enable students to work in architecture and product visualization, game creation, multimedia design, and broadcast media.
This program is suited to energetic and enthusiastic individuals who have both a passion to succeed and a ‘can do’ attitude. The selected candidates will be highly motivated with an aptitude for developing creative and interactive digital content. A degree in computer science, gaming, visual arts, digital media, or similar is ideal but not essential.
Five seats have been reserved for industry participants in the inaugural class. Learn more.
START DATE: JANUARY 21, 2020
WITH THE LATEST AR & VR SYSTEMS
Overview: The following AR/VR Developer Series are offered over four weeks to help engage potential participants, community and university stakeholders in the startup of offering a VR Innovation Academy at UMKC.
Session 1- Week 1: Innovation and Augmented and Virtual Reality March 4-7, 5:30-8:30 pm M-Th
Session 2- Week 2: Introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications April 1-4, 5:30-8:30 pm M-Th
Session 3 – Week 3: Creating Learning Content using Creator AVR April 22-25, 5:30-8:30 pm M-Th
Session 4- Week 4: Implementing VR and AR in your Business May 6-9, 5:30-8:30 pm M-Th
To learn more about the Spring Sessions, come to one of the open houses.