In its ongoing efforts to remain at the forefront of modern creative education, SAE Dubai launched a new Diploma program in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), with admissions open for February 2022 enrolments.
The program introduces students to key fundamentals of AR and VR, using the latest software, with in-person guidance from expert lecturers providing deep knowledge in AR, VR, mixed reality, haptic technologies, human-computer interaction and prototyping.
“The next generation or iteration of the internet has arrived in the form of the Metaverse. It is argued that the impact of AR and VR will be as big as the impact of the internet across the globe,” said Jan Horn, Managing Director at SAE Dubai.
“We are now facing advancements in technology that will completely transform how users fully immerse themselves into a virtual environment.”
The attractive untapped potential of AR and VR across different industries, ranging from a variety of creative fields to tourism, education and retail, among others, offers an appealing marketplace for professionals interested in contemporary storytelling, infinite technical capabilities and limitless creativity.
In the UAE, consultancy firm PWC stated that AR and VR technologies have the potential to add $4 billion to the UAE economy by 2030, boosting the country’s gross domestic product by one percent. Globally, this estimation rises to a larger contribution of $1.5 trillion to the economy by 2030.
Throughout the program, students will learn and master the technical workflows associated with augmented reality platforms, including scripting and asset pipeline, apply design and project management processes while developing scholarly skills.
This program is set to be rolled out in a blended format, which includes a combination of online as well as on-campus sessions. Scheduling classes in the evening and over weekends makes this programme accessible for the working professionals who would want to take advantage of this rapidly growing industry. That said, it is also a very lucrative career option for high-school graduates looking to grow in a profession leveraging 21st-century skills.
“At SAE Institute we have always strived to be at the forefront and cutting edge of Creative Media Education that prepares our students for the workplace of the future and we continue to do so with the launch of this program in AR / VR at our SAE Dubai campus,” added Horn.
“The thousands of sci-fi fans will be excited to see their dreams turn into reality and SAE Dubai provides an exciting journey to turn this passion into a successful profession.”
To enrol in the program please visit www.dubai.sae.edu for more information.