VR/AR Design & Development

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Create immersive experiences and build the tools of tomorrow for the industry of your choice.

 

Creative Economy

The creative economy is increasingly digital, mobile, and interactive. From film production and 3D animation to game, digital, and VR/AR design, VFS is at the heart of the entertainment and media industries’ transformation. With growing industrial, visualization, and training applications, the worldwide VR/AR market size expected to reach US$814.7 billion by 2025. The B.C. Tech Association estimates 35,000 new VR/AR jobs will need to be filled in the province by 2021.

 

Alumni Success

Working as VR/AR designers, developers, producers, project managers, and studio founders, Vancouver Film School graduates are positioned to become leaders in today’s emerging technologies industry. In 2019 alone, VFS VR/AR Design & Development alumni collaborated on immersive projects with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, KPMG, and the City of New Westminster.

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A VFS VR/AR Design & Development Education

In 8 months, you will graduate with:

  • A diploma in VR/AR Design & Development
  • A portfolio showcasing your work
  • Access to the VFS Alumni Directory & Job Board
  • Industry connections that will help guide your career

Term 01

4 Months

 

Explore trends in VR/AR development, and build foundational knowledge of programming, data structures, and algorithms. Learn to create 2D and 3D assets using Adobe Creative Suite and Maya. Begin working with Unity and Unreal to develop VR/AR applications and experiences. Begin production process — research, planning, and building a project.

Term 02

4 Months

 

Focus on user experience and interface design, from research and concept to wireframe and prototype. Understand VR/AR market trends and industrial applications, and work on a client-based project. Dive deeper into understanding Unity and Unreal within VR/AR development. Work on individual or team-based final project developing a VR or AR application.

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VFS & VCC Joint Diploma Program
 

VFS VR/AR Design & Development is also offered as part of a two-year joint diploma program with Vancouver Community College, featuring industry practicum and post-graduation work permit eligibility.

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Career Options

VR/AR/MR Developer, 3D Artist, UX Designer, UI Designer, Information Architect, UX Engineer, Concept Artist, Producer, Graphic Designer, Virtual Experience Designer, Prototyper, Computer Vision Manager, Interaction Designer, Technical Animator, Level Designer, Unreal Software Engineer, Game Engineer.

VR/AR Industries

Education, Aerospace and Defense, Commercial, Civic, Tech, Health Care, Manufacturing, Design, Architecture, Real Estate, Entertainment.

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Have you ever wondered about your true creative potential? Book a review to get valuable insight into your creative work and find out if you’ve got what it takes to go to VFS.

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Requirements

You will be asked to submit one of the following along with your application. Your advisor can help with selecting the best option.

Submit at least 1 example of source code along with a one-page document that describes the code, and 2-3 of 3D animation or modelling. You must also be at least 19 years old and have successfully completed high school or GED equivalent. Prior learning in computing and/or digital media preferred. Familiarity with Javascript, C#, C++, and Unity and/or Unreal engines an asset.

Speak to an Admissions Advisor for more information if you’re completing or have already completed a VFS program.

For more about language requirements and other information for international students, visit the International Students page.

Student Work

While attending VFS, VR/AR Design & Development students are immersed in the emerging technologies industry and gain experience through the direct production of professional-quality work. Our modernized facilities and equipment, industry-led mentorship and career preparation, and accelerated education model show in the projects our students produce. At VFS, a portfolio of outstanding work is just the beginning.

VARIO

A collection of panic-inducing 10-second VR microgames created by Evan Anderson (VAR02)

HANDS-ON

Virtual Kitchen Chef Training is a module-based chef training simulation created by Dano Cherison (VAR01)

COLA VR

Location-based brand activation VR experience (to be pitched as a marketing campaign to Coca-Cola) created by Pablo Cárdenas (VAR02)

Campus Life

Your eight months in VR/AR Design & Development will put you in close contact with students, including collaboration opportunities with the Digital Design department. Our downtown training facility features near round-the-clock access to computers, work space, and production resources. You'll also be surrounded by the city's best cafes, restaurants, and cultural attractions – not to mention some of the leading animation studios, film productions, and design agencies.

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