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AR / VR Development

The Higher Diploma in VR/AR Development is an NFQ Level 8 two-year part-time course that will provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to design, develop and evaluate immersive user experiences with virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies. The course is developed with the support of a range of companies and organisations working in the field of immersive technologies.

Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR), collectively referred to as Immersive Technologies, are changing the way people and enterprises communicate, interact, and consume content. Immersive technologies, which are being deployed in a variety of application domains (Gaming, Entertainment, Retail, Advertising, Real-Estate, Healthcare, Education, Engineering, Robotics, Tourism) are disrupting, transforming and reshaping existing markets while at the same time facilitating and driving the creation of new markets.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an Honours Bachelor Degree (NFQ Level 8) or equivalent in the field of study of Art, Design, Computing, Engineering or a cognate discipline.

Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements but who have significant relevant experience in the technology or media sectors can apply under the Institute's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy that allows for the recognition of both formal and informal learning, non-accredited personal and professional education and work-based learning.

Duration

2 Years
The course will be delivered over 2 years (4 semesters) in part-time blended mode (80% online, 20% face-to-face) and will be ideally suited to those who cannot commit to full-time study. Online learning will be supported using the Institute's online Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle).

For face-to-face learning attendance is required on the DkIT campus one Saturday per month (maximum 3 times per semester). Online learning will take place in the evening between 7:00pm– 10:00pm. This flexible delivery model is used to ensure that every opportunity is given to students to participate in the course, particularly in the context of upskilling and reskilling for those in employment.

Number of credits

75

Further enquiries

Dr Brendan Ryder,
Head of Department
of Visual and Human-Centred Computing,
T +353 (0)42937 0200
E brendan.ryder@dkit.ie

Subjects taught

Course modules include:
→ AR/VR Theory
→ UX for Immersive Technologies
→ Programming for 3D Computer Graphics 1
→ Computer Animation Theory and Practice
→ Sound for Immersive Technologies
→ 360 Film Techniques and VFX Compositing

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Awarding Body
Dundalk Institute of Technology Higher Diploma level 8

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Application date

Apply online Visit www.dkit.ie/partime for information on how to enrol online for this course
or see Application weblink below.

Please note that early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses is limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee. Apply by 14th September 2018.

Course fee

€2380

*Applicants may pay in instalments. Please visit www.dkit.ie/parttime for more information.

Enrolment and start dates

Registration for a part-time course at DkIT could not be easier. Just click on www.dkit.ie/parttime to search for your course and follow the 'How To Apply' instructions on the course page.

Please note that early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses is limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee.

Applicants must notify the Lifelong Learning Centre in writing in the event of your withdrawal from any course for any reason.

If you have any questions about registering for a course, contact our Lifelong Learning Team on E parttime@dkit.ie or call us on T +353 (0)42 9370 290.

Or Attend our Information Evening on 11th September 2018

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