AR/VR Design Certificate in Unity with NYU Tandon School of Engineering

  • Price: $1,499 USD
  • Age: 13 - 19
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced

About This Course

Begin with wireframes and programs like Figma to explore and perfect your interactions before you get to a final application. As you progress through the various stages of the design process you'll bring in more tools and hardware, working your way up to Unity. By the time you get into Unity and see all the features it provides, you'll be well prepared to think through the design process and hit the ground running. With curriculum designed and delivered by NYU's world-renowned faculty and industry experts and all the magic of our legendary camps, you’ll build in-demand skills, work in an environment with motivated learners from around the world, and have a blast boosting your portfolio with an official certificate. 

For the best experience, your teen will need a VR-capable device (not included). The curriculum focuses on the Meta Quest 2.

Topics Covered

  • Understand key UX/UI concepts and how to think like a designer
  • Build application prototypes using figma, Adobe XD, Unity, and more
  • Create engaging user interactions in VR, AR, and XR (extended reality) applications
  • Design, iterate, and implement UI components
  • Develop a portfolio to share with potential universities or employers

Earn Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, NYU Tandon School of Engineering grants a certificate of completion to participants. This course is graded as a pass or fail; students must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

Course Highlights

Each day of instruction includes two hours of live learning with your iD Tech instructors, with additional time to complete self-paced graded assignments and skill development, with videos featuring NYU faculty and industry experts.

  • Certificate recognizing your skills and success

  • Insights and demos from renowned NYU faculty and industry experts

  • Skills that can help secure internships and potential jobs

  • Portfolio to share with colleges and future employers

When does your teen want to learn?

Maximize your teen’s summer learning with an online group class meeting Monday-Friday for two weeks! This focused schedule will help them boost their resume as quickly as possible, with plenty of summer left for travel, hangouts with friends, and other favorite activities. Each two-hour session includes a live instructor, individual attention, and access to exclusive curriculum. Office hours are included for further help and personalized guidance.

Supercharge your teen’s school year with an online group class meeting once a week for 10 weeks! For maximum flexibility, you can choose the ideal day of week and time to learn—perfect for teens juggling multiple after-school activities! Each two-hour session includes a live instructor, individual attention, and access to exclusive curriculum. Office hours are included for further help and personalized guidance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The market for augmented and virtual reality is set to exceed $200 billion by next year, with developers relying heavily on Unity (the 3D engine that fuels everything from gaming to industrial design) to create the most immersive experiences. This course will prepare your teen for the world of opportunity that awaits game devs with a solid foundation in these visionary fields.

This course is an ideal launchpad for pre-collegiate students looking to learn the fundamentals of User Experience and User Interface design. The course is first and foremost a game design course, with minimal coding. It’s particularly beneficial for students aspiring to intern or work in fields such as graphic design, AR, and VR, creatives who want to build a specialized tech skillset, and those looking to boost their portfolios and college applications with official certification.

Yes! Teens of all skill levels will benefit from this course.

In order for your teen to run this course, they will need a Mac or Windows computer, webcam, and stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Curriculum will be delivered through Canvas.

For the best experience, we recommend purchasing a VR-capable device for your teen (not included). The curriculum focuses on the Oculus Quest 2, however, Google Cardboard or similar devices can also work.

After successful completion of the course, your teen’s verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the course. All certificate images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of NYU.

This course is taught by live iD Tech instructors and features exclusive video content from NYU Tandon faculty and industry experts.

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