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Virtual Reality Course & Internship

Master the technology to create compelling virtual environments.

Do this program in Cape Town only.
No experience required.

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A breakthrough curriculum.

iX classes blend intense learning with real-world experience. That way, you get a wide breadth of knowledge, and the practical skills you need to excel as a professional.

Foundation Theory

VR Fundamentals
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Concepts and differences between 360 and VR Technologies.

Storytelling
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Building a narrative and a compelling story.

VRTK
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Introduction to VRTK and scripts

3D Scene Building
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Proportions in VR, recreating the world, 3D modelling and UX.

Practical Skills + Tools

Master Unity
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Master the industry-standard Unity 3D engine to bring your vision to life.

Scripting
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Story and interaction scripting for your 360 project.

VR Shooting
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Shoot your project using a 3D camera

Prototyping
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Design an engaging and intuitive VR Interface.


VR Developers redesign, reprogram, and augment the 'real' world around us.

"iX was an opportunity to grow and discover, to explore a dynamic and captivating country, and to join a diverse assembly of adventurers at the edge of the world."

Alexander Ortiz, iX '15, now Researcher at Stanford

Apply your skills with a hands-on internship

Our internships are different from the usual: instead of leaving you on your own, we provide you with daily support and occasional classes to cover additional material. That means you'll be able to create huge value in a short time — all of which you can add to your resume to show future employers.


Virtual Reality 2018 internship spotlight:

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Tenebris Labs

Who are they? A design collaborative and software development studio focussed on developing software for virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality games and apps.

What iX interns worked on: By the end of their four-week internship, a team of iX VR interns designed and developed something called a a financial inclusion enhancement simulation for their client, Barclays. The solution included a virtual banking experience where users could visualize the movement of large sums of money and use the system to make transactions in a virtual space.

Hear it straight
from our alumni.

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"I absolutely loved being a part of the VR class. It exceeded my expectations and I am so thankful for the decision. This class has sparked a passion for VR/AR, and I am confident that I am going to pursue it for jobs in the near future. I have been looking for an industry that gets me excited, and I finally found it!"

Chase Lortie, Stanford '19

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"Gerard was such a helpful, approachable, and fun teacher! I came to this class not knowing anything about VR or Vive or Unity, but now I feel like I have a foundation of knowledge that allows me to pursue specific areas further on my own."

Rinna Jiang, UCLA '19

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"There are not very many people in general with significant VR experience, and somehow I was lucky enough to be taught by one of the most experienced VR developers I’ve ever met. Gerhard was a great guide in our exploration of an amazing new field that is quite hard to wrap one’s head around."

Mark Steelman, Duke '19

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"I never thought I’d get the opportunity to explore the world of virtual reality and learn about the applications of this rapidly progressing field. With the enhanced arsenal of skills I learned, I was able to come away from my summer, much more confident in myself and tremendously more knowledgeable about an innovation I previously knew nothing about."

Adelle Ingrid Dimitui, Princeton '19

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"This was the best summer / intern / study abroad ever. iX is an incredible opportunity to learn how to make amazing stuff, better than half the nonsense you see on the web, as well as see beautiful Cape Town that you've heard so much about."

Alex Tenn, Yale '14

Ready for the journey of a lifetime?

Our courses fill up fast—don't take your chances.

The next admissions deadline is September 30, 2018
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