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San Jose college announces VR/AR program

San Jose's Cogswell College has announced a new Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Certificate Program, adding that it's the first school to do so.

"We look forward to helping the industry make sense of the exciting recent developments in virtual reality", said Jerome Solomon, Cogswell's Dean of the College & Director of Game Design and Development.

"We recognize the pain of developing around emerging VR/AR systems while at the same time the gaming industry has always led the way in finding applications for new technologies".

The Silicon Valley's new program will cover Perceptual/Cognitive Aspects of VR/AR; HCI Design; Design for VR; and Project-Based Iterative Application.

"VR and AR are quickly emerging as leading areas for content and technology development. In keeping with Cogswell's 130-year tradition of educational excellence, we are offering this brand new set of VR & AR classes to help our students bridge the preparation gap by working with these trending and ground-breaking new technologies today," added Timothy Duncan, DMA, Professor, Director of Digital Audio Technology.

"With our new certificate program, we are leveraging our talented faculty's deep industry expertise in animation, gaming, graphics, user interface, design, storytelling, engineering, & audio -- which are all tenants of this new technology. It is our vision that VR and AR ultimately will impact many industries across the globe, most notably in the gaming field. By having students learn these new areas now, they will position themselves as the next generation of technical and creative leaders within exciting new VR & AR frontiers."

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