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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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