Virtual reality is becoming a part of our everyday lives. Far from only being used for games, VR is now common in a wide array of industries – including healthcare, education, tourism, real estate, architecture, law enforcement, and the automotive industry (just to name a few). In this multibillion-dollar market, there are over 171 million VR users worldwide, and as demand for VR is projected to grow, so too will the opportunities for developers.
The Virtual Reality Mini-Degree is designed to give you everything you need to build VR games and applications with Unity. You’ll learn by building real, portfolio-worthy projects – including a space station app, a 360° video quiz, a first-person shooter, a platformer game, and more.
Whether your goal is to build VR experiences as a fun hobby, or launch a career in this exciting, fast-growing field, this curriculum will give you everything you need to reach your goals.
You will master:
- Coding basics with C# and Unity
- VR-optimized UI design
- Hand-tracked controllers
- Working with 360° media (photos and video)
- Preventing simulator sickness
- Industry best-practices for mobile and desktop VR
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.
Build for All Modern Platforms
You’ll learn how to develop for all modern VR platforms, including:
- Oculus Rift
- Oculus Quest
- HTC Vive / SteamVR-compatible headsets
- Windows Mixed Reality
- Google Cardboard (limited support)
- Coding in Unity with C#
- Build a micro VR game
- Teleportation mechanics
- Preventing motion sickness
- Performance & light-baking basics
- Headset & controller tracking
- XR input mapping
- Pointer & interaction systems
- Gaze-based interactions with reticles
- Object-grabbing systems
- 360° photos & videos
- Diegetic & non-diegetic UI
- Spatial UI
- Loading data from the web
- Particle effects
- Gun/tool positioning in VR
- In-game HUD
- State machines
- Mapping buttons for console controllers
- Optimizing performance
- Utilizing animation
- Popular game mechanics
This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop virtual 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 Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality has gone from a rising trend to an industry mainstay. Whether for games, retail, or even education, more and more users are flocking to VR – as are small and large businesses alike. As companies foresee the increasing impact of this technology, demand for VR developers (along with their salaries) is expected to rise.