College looks to a virtual reality future
Friday, 18 August, 2017

Solihull College & University Centre are offering one of the first degrees in the country with virtual reality its focus this September. The course, BSc (Hons) Games Design and Virtual Reality, welcomes applicants interested in gaining employment in fields such as virtual reality, computer games design, interaction design, special effects, instructional design and mobile app design.

The College recently received £200,000 worth of investment in two high tech new VR labs funded by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The revolutionary purpose-built facilities will help learners to develop vital skills in a tailored industry standard environment.

Offering core development skillsets with specific focus on games design and virtual reality, the course offers access to state of the art equipment including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, 360 cameras, drones and Microsoft Hololens headsets. Modules for the three year programme include games techniques, software engineering, visual studies, 2D digital practice, 3D modelling, virtual reality (VR) and professional practice. With no exams on the course, special focus is given to project based learning which is valued by industry employers.

Course Leader for HE Games Design & Development, Simon Hunt comments “This unique course offers a great opportunity for those looking to gain a career in a technologically cutting edge field. The course opens a number of doors for our students, allowing them to progress into a variety of industries.”

Validated by the University of Northampton, students can gain a degree from a well-known and reputable university without having to leave Solihull.

Find out more about Solihull College & University Centre’s Computing & Emerging Technologies courses.

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