Create your own success story with the one-year Virtual and Augmented Reality program, learning skills you can apply in any sector that values design and the creation of immersive environments. With a balance of technical and entrepreneurial skill-building, the Virtual Reality program focuses on four areas of study: production fundamentals, experiential design, spatial media, and industry application. Our Virtual and Augmented Reality Certificate is offered both through fully online and in-person delivery methods.

In this one-year program, you’ll enhance your technical expertise and convert your imaginative ideas into exciting and relevant virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) content. You’ll learn the fundamentals of extended reality design and be exposed to the latest tools including 3D asset creation, spatial media production, sound design, real-time game engines and coding.

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Career Opportunities

Your certificate in Virtual and Augmented Reality will prepare you for a wide range of positions working independently or as part of an organization. These careers include:

  • Interactive Media Developer
  • Junior Software Developer
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Content Creator
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Developer
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Specialist

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4 areas of focus:

XR production techniques, experiential design, spatial media, and industry application

1st

the first full day VR/AR conference, Merging Realities, gives students the opportunity to network with industry leaders in VR/AR

1 industry-focused capstone

to amplify your skills by designing and producing a showcase XR experience

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September

Credential / Accreditation

Certificate

Duration

1 year

Application Deadlines

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Program Availability

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Admissions

New students are accepted into the Virtual and Augmented Reality certificate program for the Fall (September) term.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

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Delivery Formats

The Virtual and Augmented Reality program is available through the following delivery methods.

Hyflex – AAT, IDT, VR Programs

All lectures for this program occur in a digital environment while labs are divided into face-to-face and online learning cohorts. Face-to-face labs are delivered through video conference to online learning cohorts.

Courses

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CourseTitleCredits
Year 1
Term I
VXR-1150 Introduction to Immersive Technology 3
VXR-1160 Art and Design for Extended Reality 3
VXR-1170 Fundamentals of Coding 3
VXR-1180 Spatial Media Production 3
VXR-1190 Immersive Audio Design 3
 Credits15
Term II
BUS-1177 Entrepreneurship 3
VXR-1161 Asset Production for XR 3
VXR-1165 Advanced Design for VXR 3
VXR-1171 Coding for Immersive Experiences 3
VXR-1181 Advanced Media Capture 3
 Credits15
Term III
VXR-1195 XR Industry Capstone 3
 Credits3
 Total Credits33
Practicum Experience Requirements

There is a required practicum component to this program. Lethbridge College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$10,662.00
$1,249.00
$3,850.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$20,562.00
$1,249.00
$3,850.00
Notes

Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

Students will be required to purchase a Head Mounted Display (HMD). They should check with instructors for specific HMD requirements.

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Scholarships

With just one online application, you can apply for all the Lethbridge College awards and scholarships for which you qualify, including these featured scholarships:

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