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Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Level 6

Course Code DAV

NFQ Level 6*

Duration 2 Years

Award Year 1: Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production (Motion Graphics)

Award Year 2: Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Motion Graphics)

* The Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6

A two-year course in Augmented & Virtual Reality with motion graphics and real-time 3D environments, using industry-standard tools, theory & techniques.

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Why choose this course?

This is a two-year course which focuses on augmented and virtual reality, motion graphics, and creating interactive experiences in real time 3D environments, using industry-standard tools, theory and techniques.

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are referred to as Immersive Technologies and reflect the degree of digital content presented to the users as they move from the real to a virtual world experience. Traditionally, application of immersive technology has been focused on the delivery of entertainment and interactive gaming experiences. However, research and industry are now exploring the utility of these technologies within education, tourism, health, advertising, manufacturing, telecommunications, real-estate, human-machine interaction, and robotics amongst many industries.

What will you study?

Year 1

  • Individual Project
  • Creative Media Industry
  • Professional Practice
  • Motion Graphics Practice
  • Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Cultures
  • Typography
  • Principles of User Experience and User Interface Design
  • Audio Technologies

End of Year 1 Certification Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production (Motion Graphics)

Year 2

  • Personal Professional Development
  • Advanced 3D Modelling
  • Collaborative Project
  • Environment and Level Design
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Advanced Rendering and Visualization
  • Advanced Motion Graphics Studies

End of Year 2 Certification Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Motion Graphics)

What do you need to apply?

Year 1 Higher National Certificate

  • Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two O1/H5 and three O6/H7 grades or equivalent, or a relevant QQI Level 5 award with a Merit profile or a relevant BTEC national diploma with a Merit profile.
  • The academic entry requirements may be waived for mature applicants (21+).

Year 2 Higher National Diploma

  • Students who have successfully completed year 1 and have achieved a Higher National Certificate in Creative Media Production (Motion Graphics), can progress automatically to year 2.
  • Applicants with an equivalent Higher National Certificate, and subject to module compatibility may also apply directly to Year 2, Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production (Motion Graphics)

Progression Opportunities

Students' Work

Augmented and Virtual Reality
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On successful completion of Year 1 of a two-year Higher National Diploma (HND) an Higher National Certificate (HNC) will be claimed for each 1st Year HND student. It will be included as part of the overall HND award on successful completion of Year 2.

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