"It was a great experience to actually create my own VR environment. I enjoyed learning about AR and VR and hope to apply the techniques in the future."Marco, Junior VR Designer
Imagine it. Build it. And go to a brand new place. Students learn how to create immersive environments so they can build what’s in their brains.
Junior Augmented and Virtual Reality – Week-long
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
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Junior Augmented and Virtual Reality - Week-longreset
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What you learn
Students design, code, and launch different Augmented and Virtual Reality experiences. VR is being used to view the bottom of the ocean, to train doctors, and to be a DJ on a virtual deck.
Design new worlds
Learn how to overlay digital content on the physical world, using triggers to unlock the augmented reality content, and design your own augmented experiences.
The bigger picture
AR is used widely in education and entertainment whereas VR is making a big splash in the world of games design but is also a growing technology for anything that requires you to immerse yourself somewhere where it's hard to be.
This course is designed for primary aged students who are looking to learn about one of the most rapidly developing and exciting areas of technology – Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR & VR).
Virtual Reality (VR) endeavours to simulate real-life situations through the use of three-dimensional computer-generated environments. Augmented Reality (AR) on the other hand is the integration of digital overlays to enhance the physical world around us.
During this course, students will learn about how to use the newest AR & VR creation tools and use them to create and code their own augmented and virtual experiences.
You can read our AR/VR Blog Post to see how this technology will affect your future.
This is an online learning course taught live by an expert tutor who is fully DBS-checked. You will join a small group of other young learners, working together and making lots of progress in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.
This course is also available in part-time and in-person formats.
|How much did you enjoy your course? Score: 4.8/5|
|How would you compare your experience at Fire Tech to school? Score: 4.5/5|
|How likely are you to create with technology for fun, using the skills you learned? Score: 4.4/5|
Source: Post-course feedback, 71 ratings, Apr-Dec 2020
What your child will learn
- Develop deeper design skills within digital environments
- Independently create and code character and environmental interactions within digitally created virtual environments
- Understand basic concepts and technology tools needed to create AR and VR experiences.
Typical daily schedule
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