The High School Introductory VR Developer Program is a 6-week program teaches students the elements of immersive experience design while learning to use Unity, an industry-standard software tool for XR development. This program lays the foundation for more advanced study and eventual certification as a Unity Certified Associate.
This program prepares students to understand the elements of immersive experience design and Unity, an industry-standard XR development tool. This course is open to those in 9th to 12th grade, ages 14 to 18 years-old.
- Virtual Reality & Unity: Students learn the high demand skill of 3D and Virtual Reality development and use Unity, an industry-standard tool for XR software development
- Professional Portfolio: Students work on building and publishing their own VR application
- Career Exploration: Students learn about career pathways in XR (Extended Reality) with input from special guests from industry during the program
Our instructors are subject-matter experts with extensive experience in professional VR development as well as instruction in an academic setting. Our lead instructor for the program is Dr. Lori Landay, a Professor at Berklee College.
- Awareness of career paths in VR development
- Understanding the production path for a Unity VR game/interactive experience
- Familiarity with Unity interface and assets
- Ability to create a VR experience with interactions
- Collaboration skills
- Competencies aligned with expectations for Unity Certified Associate Exam
- Develop a professional portfolio that consists of their own VR application
Cost and Session Information
Dates: October 14 - November 20 (6 weeks)
Live Class Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm-6pm EDT
Program Structure: 6-week program that includes 4 hours of live online instruction every week (total of 24 live instructional hours) and additional 4+ hours of independent study and project time each week.