AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY INNOVATION ACADEMY

This course is the first of two courses, and successful completion of this first course leads to an industry certification – an EON Certified Developer Level 1 – through EON Reality.  Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) technologies are spreading through many industries, including engineering and business.  During this course students will get a refresher on CAD/3D animation to prepare for work in VR, AR, web, media technologies, design, creative, and entrepreneurial thinking.  Course 2 will focus on project-based training, where students engage in real projects from local and/or global industries.

CURRENT SECTION

COURSE 1:  Virtual Theoretical & Practical Training:  General Knowledge Transfer

DATES: January 22, 2019 through May 17, 2019

TIME: Monday-Thursday 5:30-9:30 PM with optional Friday evenings

FEE: $1500 for Course 1; $1500 for Course 2 (offered in Fall 2019)

LOCATION:  UMKC School of Computing and Engineering, Flarsheim Hall, Room 463, 5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110

CAPACITY:  5 seats reserved for attendees from industry

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday, January 18

EON CERTIFICATIONS

COURSE MODULES
  • Introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • 2D/3D Asset creation – modeling
  • Basics of interactive content development
  • Advanced interactive content development
  • Scripting and programming techniques in immersive content development
  • Solutions with natural interfaces
  • Mobile application development
  • AR application development for mobile platforms
  • Programming in real time/rendering applications
  • Advanced visual appearance features in real time rendering
  • CAD/DCC conversion methods for interactive 3D applications

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ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

Five seats have been reserved for industry participants in the inaugural class, taking place in our new Virtual and Augmented Reality developer lab.  Course participants will learn from experts in the field of AR/VR and will develop and enhance their skills through real-world projects from local and/or global industries.  Selected candidates, 18 years of age or older, will be highly motivated, with an aptitude for developing creative digital content. A degree in computer science, gaming, visual arts, digital media (or similar) is ideal but not essential.

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION

For those completing only the general knowledge transfer phase of the academy, an EON Certified Developer Level 1 Certificate will be awarded.

For those completing both phases of the program an EON Certified Developer Level 2 Certificate with specializations of Generalist, 2D/3D Artist or Developer will be awarded.

CONTACT

Christina S. Davis, M.S.

Director of Continuing Education

School of Computing and Engineering

547B Flarsheim Hall, 5110 Rockhill, Kansas City, MO 64110

816-235-1262 | davischristina@umkc.edu