University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Virtual and Augmented Reality (with placement year) BSc (Hons)

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Course summary

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This brand-new BSc (Hons) programme in Virtual and Augmented Reality (with placement year) is one of the first of its kind in the UK. It sits alongside our established games design, animation, visual effects and film production programmes, representing the future direction of these industries It will give you the technical and creative skills you need to become a professional virtual / augmented / mixed reality artist, equipped to enter a fast growing and incredibly exciting sector. You’ll learn techniques such as:

  • 3D modelling
  • motion capture
  • digital compositing
  • programming
  • games design and app development
You will develop core creative and technical understanding through research and practitioner informed teaching, and hands-on production projects. You won't just learn to use the software - you will develop crucial social, industry, artistic, and scientific skills and context. The industry regularly states that this broad knowledge base is missing in most graduates, and is in great demand - making you highly employable upon graduation.

Course details


Year One (Core): Moving Image Production Introduction to 3D Computer Modelling and Animation Creativity and Imagination Introduction to Digital Visual Effects Introduction to Virtual Reality Application Programming & Development Year Two: Augmented and Mixed Reality (Core) Game Design Programming & Development (Core) Stereoscopic Workflows and Theory (Core) Look Development, Lighting and Real Time Rendering (Core) Digital Compositing and Post Production for VR (Core) Motion Capture & Digital Scanning (Option) AI for Games (Option) Experimental Filmmaking (Option) Year Three (Core): Professional Industry Profile Studio Pre-Production Studio Production

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £18420* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Virtual and Augmented Reality (with placement year) BSc (Hons) at University of Bradford - UCAS