Kansas City, MO2019-01-22T11:50:58+00:00

Kansas City, MO

IDC and VR Innovation Academy

  • School of Computing and Engineering
    5110 Rockhill Road, Flarsheim Hall
    Kansas City, MO 64110

  • 816-235-2399

University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Computing and Engineering, Kansas City’s only accredited school for engineering and computer science, has partnered with EON Reality to establish a VR Innovation Academy and Development Lab. The VR Innovation Academy teaches the skills needed to be successful in creating AR and VR content and applications for industry and training. Additionally, the center includes a Development Lab where students, entrepreneurs, and local businesses in Kansas City can access state of the art interactive 3D technologies from wearable AR devices to large scale immersive showrooms. This center of excellence pushes Kansas City to the forefront of the growing industry of VR and AR.

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.

Industry participants
Five seats have been reserved for industry participants in the inaugural class. Learn more

START DATE: FALL 2019

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HANDS-ON TRAINING

WITH THE LATEST AR & VR SYSTEMS

HTC VIVE

OCULUS RIFT

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COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM

Stage 1 – Theoretical and practical training – 4 months

  • General knowledge on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality
  • Project management tools and techniques while working on AR and VR immersive projects
  • Development of 2D and 3D visual assets
  • Modelling, Texturing, Rigging and Animation of the assets for AR and VR applications
  • Interactive application development basic and advance
  • Scripting and programming techniques within interactive application development
  • Development and deployment of the VR applications for immersive systems
  • Creation mobile 3D applications with VR and AR functionality
  • Publishing applications for Android, iOS and for EON Studio based educational platforms

Stage 2 – Project based training – 6 months

  • Collaborative work in multi-skilled groups
  • Student’s individual development path via experience working on projects
  • Idea promotion and incubation of the creativity
  • Support the operations of global production
  • Team building exercises
  • Mentoring to assist with CV preparation and interview skills for possible recruitment with EON Reality or beyond
  • Entrepreneurship development

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