|UCAS course code||I001|
|Course type||Full-time, Part-time route available|
|Location||City College Plymouth|
VR Principles (CITY1124)
This module provides an understanding of the historical, cultural and critical components of the digital media industry in terms of hardware and software platforms, user engagement and social significance. Students will research and identify audience receptions to significant VR developments that have standardised immersive environment conventions, the ethical and inclusive responsibilities as well as the relevant legislative frameworks involved. Students will apply these standards and frameworks to their own production and assess the effectiveness in line with industry frameworks.
User Experience (CITY1125)
This unit will develop a student’s understanding of user interfacing and how it can be successfully implemented in their own productions. With a focus on the ethical and inclusive responsibilities, relevant legislative frameworks, graphical interfaces, students will also look at usability and feedback and learn how to assess and evaluate their own designs and implementations.
2D and 3D Art (CITY1126)
This module aims to provide the fundamental aspects of 3D design and develop the student's ability to understand the importance of artistic representation in virtual environments. Students will learn how to convey their VR environment through digitally drawn concept art, how to use graphics packages to create 2D assets and how to use 3D modelling techniques to create both low and high poly components.
Sound and Animation (CITY1127)
This module aims to develop the student's ability to understand the process and tools used to create animations with sound. Working in groups students will learn how to convey their productions through recording, mixing, editing sounds and creating animations with simulation and animation software to create fully composited video productions.
VR Development (CITY1128)
This module aims to develop the students understanding of the general principles, legislation and concepts of programming for VR and will allow learners to apply 3D programming methods used in VR applications. They will build on their current understanding of VR conventions to design, produce, test and evaluate their own VR projects, with an emphasis on innovative locomotion and interaction, and with consideration towards inclusive design and ethical responsibilities of developing VR applications.
3D Scanning and Printing (CITY1129)
This unit introduces 3D scanning and printing as a method of creating content from scanning real world objects and spaces, this will give the students an opportunity to examine and contrast the number of popular scanning and printing practices. Students will focus on 3D laser scanning, structured light scanning and photogrammetry. This unit will identify the requirements for creating 3D objects, spaces, architecture and features.
Spatial Audio and Character Animation (CITY2136)
This module aims to develop a critical understanding of the role of surround sound and character animation in the digital art sector. Students will learn techniques for creating immersive 360 sounds for their production. Students will learn the principles of motion capture, animation and rigging of 3D objects for inclusion in recorded and real time environments.
Architectural Visualisation (CITY2137)
This module aims to develop an understanding of the requirements of architectural visualisation, the processes and standards of applied data formats. It will provide an overview of the various data types industries use, with a focus on the architectural industry and the conventions involved. This unit will demonstrate the breadth of their technical acumen and provide opportunities to adapt their skills towards varying disciplines.
360 Video (CITY2138)
This unit will develop an understanding of the immersive video industry, and the frameworks, standards and conventions involved. It will demonstrate the relationship between 360 photographs/videos and virtual reality to enable students to identify patterns and correlations within the industry. Students will learn how to create content for multiple platforms and develop the techniques, skills and knowledge needed for the video production industry
VR Applications (CITY2139)
This unit builds on VR Principles and VR Development units, and students understanding of interface design. They will learn how to develop VR applications to a professional standard of presentation, taking inspiration from existing material and software. This will inform the production of satisfying user experiences that complies with legislative requirements. Students will also explore the implementation of diverse peripheral devices and data types, in preparation for their final units.
Digital Media Production (CITY2140)
This unit will develop learners’ autonomy through their undertaking of the production and development of an application. Students will draw on knowledge gained from pervious modules, guiding students through the process of selecting a subject and platform; organising a project plan; maintaining related documentation; monitoring and achieving targets in order to deliver the project outcome.
Live Events (CITY2141)
This unit will enable learners to understand the nature of the digital arts industry, in order to identify areas for curating and exhibiting their work. This unit provides students with an opportunity to organise the planning, installation and delivery of an immersive event. Topics covered will include virtual networking, social media and self-promotion.
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