About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

For Introduction to Virtual Reality, no prior knowledge is required. For later courses in the specialization, basic programming knowledge is needed.

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Russian, Arabic

What you will learn

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    Discover the fundamentals of Virtual Reality, the hardware and history, different applications, and the psychology and challenges of the medium.

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    Learn the basics of 3D graphics, how we create objects and how to lay them out to create an environment.

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    Explore how you interact with a VR world, including the concepts and technologies of VR interaction.

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    Utilise the skills you have learnt to create your own VR game or project.

Skills you will gain

Interaction Design3d computer graphicsVirtual WorldVirtual Reality

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

For Introduction to Virtual Reality, no prior knowledge is required. For later courses in the specialization, basic programming knowledge is needed.

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Russian, Arabic

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to Virtual Reality

4.7
350 ratings
81 reviews
Course2

3D Models for Virtual Reality

4.6
125 ratings
28 reviews
Course3

3D Interaction Design in Virtual Reality

4.7
51 ratings
7 reviews
Course4

Building Interactive 3D Characters and Social VR

4.2
35 ratings
7 reviews

Instructors

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Dr Sylvia Xueni Pan

Lecturer, Department of Computing
Goldsmiths, University of London
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Dr Marco Gillies

Senior Lecturer
Computing Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

About University of London

The University of London is a federal University which includes 18 world leading Colleges. Our distance learning programmes were founded in 1858 and have enriched the lives of thousands of students, delivering high quality University of London degrees wherever our students are across the globe. Our alumni include 7 Nobel Prize winners. Today, we are a global leader in distance and flexible study, offering degree programmes to over 50,000 students in over 180 countries. To find out more about studying for one of our degrees where you are, visit www.london.ac.uk...

About Goldsmiths, University of London

Championing research-rich degrees that provoke thought, stretch the imagination and tap into tomorrow’s world, at Goldsmiths we’re asking the questions that matter now in subjects as diverse as the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. We are a community defined by its people: innovative in spirit, analytical in approach and open to all....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The Specialisation contains five courses, each of which has four modules of content. You should be able to complete each module in approximately five hours of work, meaning that the Specialisation as a whole should take you 100 hours to complete. Each course has an indicative four week structure but you are welcome to complete each course at your own pace.

  • You will need to have basic programming knowledge before embarking on later courses in the specialisation. For Introduction to Virtual Reality, no prior knowledge is required.

  • We strongly recommend that you take the courses in the suggested order, but this is not required. As the fifth course, Creating Your First Virtual Reality Game, will draw on aspects of all of the other courses in the Specialisation, you will need to complete these before embarking on this part of the Specialisation.

  • No, these MOOCs are not credit bearing.

  • Even if you have no previous experience in Virtual Reality and/or game programming, by the end of the specialisation you will be able to evaluate existing VR applications, and design, test, and implement your own VR experiences/games using Unity.

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