College launches VR degree
Thursday, 25 May, 2017

Solihull College & University Centre has added the University of Northampton to its list of accredited partners to work together on a brand new degree programme.

The Games Design and Virtual Reality BSc (Hons) Degree will begin in September, welcoming applicants interested in gaining knowledge, technical expertise and professional skills to enhance their prospects of gaining employment in fields requiring virtual reality, computer games design, interaction design, special effects, instructional design and mobile app design.

Modules for the three year programme include games techniques, software engineering, visual studies, 2D digital practice, 3D modelling, virtual reality (VR) and professional practice. The course is one of the first in the country to focus purely on VR.

Course Leader for HE Games Design & Development, Simon Hunt comments “The course is a great opportunity for those who are looking to gain a career in a field that requires the skills developed surrounding VR and games design; the course opens a number of doors for our students, allowing them to progress into a variety of industries.

“We are excited to be working with the University of Northampton for the first time and believe the partnership will be one that will generate forward thinking initiatives for our students. For anyone looking to find out more information our Open Evening on Tuesday 13th June is the perfect time as tutors will be available to answer all questions.”

New students will also be able to take advantage of the brand new VR lab at Solihull College & University Centre which has been funded by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and has allowed the College stay ahead of the game with their facilities. Equipment based within the College includes HoloLens headsets, Oculus and Vive and students can get to grips with the state of the art equipment whilst studying.

The course gives students who may not have experience within computing the chance to gain a degree within the field and gain a degree from a top university whilst staying local and studying in Solihull.

Interested students can apply for the course via the College website or via UCAS.

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

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