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Virtual Motion – Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) (HND) Level 6 Higher

Course Code: DAV

Duration: 2 Years

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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This is a 2-year Augmented and Virtual Reality Higher National Diploma that covers augmented and virtual reality, motion graphics and interpreting, working and creating objects in a real time 3D environment using industry-standard tools, theory & techniques.

Course Content

Year 1

  • Individual Project
  • Creative Industry
  • Professional Practice
  • Motion Graphics Practice
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Cultures
  • Typography
  • Principles of Animation
  • Audio Technologies

Year 2

  • Personal Professional Development
  • Advanced Motion Graphics Studies
  • Collaborative Project
  • Environment & Level Design
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Advanced Animation
  • Advanced 3D Modelling
Augmented and Virtual Reality

Entry Requirements

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


Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (RQF) in Creative Media Production (Motion Graphics).

The Higher National Diploma is a BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) qualification awarded by the UK awarding body Pearson. A Higher National Diploma is recognised by the QQI as being comparable to the Higher Certificate at NFQ Level 6.

QQI Comparability Statement

Progression Standard

This course will provide both an internal and external progression pathway from three of our QQI Level 5 Programmes in Art, Design & Technology, Creative Media and Multimedia Production along with possible progression to BCFE’s Visual Media BA (Hons) (Animation/Games) Level 8 degree or alternatively to the college’s Media Production Management BA (Hons) Level 8 degree.

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