University of the Western Cape 2018-09-04T15:40:01+00:00

University of Western Cape, South Africa

VR Innovation Academy

  • University of the Western Cape
    Computational and Mathematical Sciences (CAMS) building 

    Robert Sobukwe Rd, Bellville, Cape Town, 7535
    South Africa

  • School AdmissionsMmaki Jantjies, Phone: +21 959 3249

  • Head of Department – Antoine Bagula, Phone: +27 21 959 2562

University of the Western Cape (UWC) and EON Reality’s Interactive Digital Center (IDC) will serve students at UWC, Cape Town, and the broader region. The IDC will help UWC strengthen Augmented and Virtual Reality classes offered on campus as well as add AVR lessons and applications to their current curriculum. The IDC is part of the University of the Western Cape’s commitment to research and furthering the University’s goals of educational research, specifically into open educational resources.

The VR Innovation Academy, a 10-months long further education programme, will train new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality professionals to grow the local VR/AR economy and empower graduates to start their own VR and AR companies.

START DATE: JANUARY  2019

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COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM

Students receive 16 weeks of theory which includes AR and VR content creation, professional workflows, and project management across the entire AR and VR ecosystem. Thereafter 16 weeks of project training will follow, when students will develop their entrepreneurial skills through supervised project based learning on real customer projects. At the end of the course, students will have a robust portfolio of work showing off their projects.

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 – 4 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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