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

Course Code DAV

NFQ Level 6*

Duration 2 Years

Award Pearson BTEC Level 5 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

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.

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 two-year course which focuses on augmented and virtual reality, motion graphics and interpreting 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.

Course Content

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Entry Requirements

  • 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+).


Students' Work

Augmented and Virtual Reality
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