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Introduction to Virtual Reality

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Programme Duration

4-6 weeks

Academic Direction
Goldsmiths, University of London
Modes of Study

Designed for new users, this course introduces you to the basics, hardware, history, applications and the challenges of Virtual Reality.

About this course

Introducing you to everything from the basics of VR- the hardware and the history of VR- to different applications of VR, the psychology of Virtual Reality, and the challenges of the medium.

The course is designed for people who are new to VR as a medium. You may have experienced some virtual reality before, and may have some hardware - but this course is suitable to individuals who have never experienced VR and those who do not have much hardware - we will explain Mobile VR as well as devices such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Introduction to Virtual Reality is the first course in the Virtual Reality Specialisation. A learner with no previous experience in Virtual Reality and/or game programming will be able to evaluate existing VR applications, and design, test, and implement their own VR experiences/games using Unity by the end of the specialisation.

Using a MacBook during lecture
Interact with your peers and get feedback on your project in development.