Augmented Reality Mini-Degree

Augmented reality has revolutionized our everyday lives. From recreational games and apps, to providing innovative tools in industries including travel, medicine, retail, education, enterprise, manufacturing, and more, AR is here to stay and is becoming an essential skill for serious developers.

The Augmented Reality Mini-Degree will give you everything needed to create immersive experiences that enhance the physical world with virtual, interactable objects. You’ll unlock the power of each device’s camera to set up games, business apps, and more using marker-based and markerless AR techniques, and learn how to work with popular frameworks such as AR Foundation, ARCore, ARKit, and EasyAR inside the Unity engine.

You’ll learn by building real projects that can be showcased in your professional portfolio, and gain skills that will allow you to join a fast-growing market of innovators.

 

You will master:

  • Using AR frameworks in Unity
  • Detecting planes using a mobile device’s camera
  • Adding and manipulating virtual objects in a physical world environment
  • Combine physical and virtual world mechanics in apps, games, and experiences
  • Track 2D images, objects, and more

 

Unity Certified Experts

This curriculum has been designed by instructors who have been certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA in recognition of their programming excellence.

As a Unity Authorized Learning Partner, Zenva’s courses satisfy the highest standards in terms of both quality and relevancy.

Curriculum

Level 1 AR Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 1: Game Development Basics
  • Coding in C# and Unity
  • Build your first 3D games
  • Basic game mechanics

Level 2 AR Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 2: AR Foundation
  • Your first markerless AR app
  • Retail industry AR app
  • Game Development for AR

Level 3 AR Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 3: ARCore
  • Learn Google’s ARCore for Android
  • Surface tracking
  • Lighting estimation
  • 2D image tracking

Level 4 AR Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 4: ARKit
  • Learn Apple’s ARKit for iOS
  • Surface tracking
  • Scanning real-world objects

Level 5 AR Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 5: EasyAR
  • Image tracking with AR
  • Build marker-based experiences
  • Low-end phone compatibility

 

100% Beginner-Friendly

This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop augmented reality games and applications – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate courses that will allow more experienced developers looking to branch out into new specializations, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.

 

Why Learn Augmented Reality?

Due to the ever-evolving nature of technology, the market for augmented reality is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years. Established businesses and even new startups are embracing AR in order to tap into the smartphone user marketplace and improve workplace training.  Not only does this present numerous opportunities for revenue for companies, but it also opens new jobs for developers as augmented reality skills become more in-demand.

Line graph showing the forecast for the AR market size

Various AR facts

Bar graph showing the global growth for VR and AR apps by Industry

 

This curriculum is suitable for complete beginners with no prior coding experience. You must have an Android or iOS device compatible with AR Foundation.
Why should I learn programming?

We’re living in the age of technology. In every industry, demand for developers is high and continues to rise, yet there’s a shortage of skilled developers. As a result, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities out there for developers who want to take them.

By mastering the skills taught in these courses, you’ll prepare yourself for roles in a wide range of industries. Whether you want to work in a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll learn in-demand knowledge and techniques that will help you to succeed.

What will I achieve by taking these courses?

You’ll not only learn the most in-demand modern languages, frameworks, and tools, but also how to apply them to your own projects and real-world situations.

Additionally, as our courses are primarily project-based, as you learn you’ll develop a rock-solid professional portfolio that can be used to impress potential employers.

Technology changes quickly. What happens if the content becomes outdated?

We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date, relevant content. If one of our courses becomes outdated due to modern practices, we’ll update it. Often, we’ll even remake it entirely using the latest versions of the languages, tools and frameworks.

We’re committed to keeping up with cutting-edge developments in the industry, and turn this knowledge into new courses, which we publish every month.

I’m an absolute beginner who’s never coded before. Can I still do these courses?

Yes, you can! We have entry-level courses on all key topics, and each of our curriculums feature guided learning paths that show you what courses are needed to reach your goals.

Additionally, if you need a little extra help, we have expert mentors on hand to answer any course-related questions that you might have.

What time commitment is needed?

We get that you’re busy, and so we’ve designed our courses to be completely flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and fit your courses around your schedule.

While we recommend that you put in at least a few hours a week (the more hours put in, the more you’ll get out!) there are no time limits or deadlines that you need to worry about.

Will these courses help me to change my career?

Many of our students have been able to successfully change their careers, land their dream job, get promoted, and even start their own businesses… and you have the potential to do the same!

You can also combine your existing skills with your new tech skills, and expand your career, rather than changing it completely.

Our courses have been designed to teach you highly transferable skills, and leave you with strong projects that can be added to your professional portfolio – whatever you want to do, we’ll help to get you there!

Can I watch the videos offline?

All courses on Zenva Academy can be accessed both on our online learning platform, and via the Zenva app (available for iOS and Android). The Zenva app features both online and offline access, so you can securely download your courses and complete them at your leisure.

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