SAE Dubai has announced a new Diploma program in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), with admissions available for February 2022 enrolments, as part of its continued efforts to remain at the forefront of modern creative education.

Expert lecturers provide extensive knowledge in AR, VR, mixed reality, haptic technologies, human-computer interface, and prototyping, and the curriculum introduces students to important concepts of AR and VR utilizing the latest software.

“In the guise of the Metaverse, the next generation or iteration of the internet has come. According to Jan Horn, Managing Director of SAE Dubai, “the impact of AR and VR will be as enormous as the impact of the internet across the globe.”

“We are currently witnessing technological developments that will fundamentally alter how consumers fully immerse themselves in a virtual environment.”

The compelling untapped potential of AR and VR across a range of industries, including tourism, education, and retail, among others, presents an appealing marketplace for experts interested in current storytelling, boundless technical possibilities, and endless creativity.

According to consultancy firm PWC, AR and VR technologies have the potential to add $4 billion to the UAE economy by 2030, raising the country’s GDP by one percent. By 2030, this estimate grows to $1.5 trillion in global contributions to the economy.

Students will learn and master the technological workflows connected with augmented reality platforms, such as scripting and asset pipeline, as well as application design and project management methods while improving academic abilities, throughout the curriculum.

This curriculum will be delivered in a mixed approach, which will include both online and on-campus components. Because lessons are held in the evenings and on weekends, this program is accessible to working professionals who wish to participate in this rapidly growing business. It is, nevertheless, a very profitable job option for high-school graduates wishing to advance in a field that utilizes 21st-century talents.

“At SAE Institute, we have always endeavored to be at the forefront and cutting edge of Creative Media Education that prepares our students for the workplace of the future,” Horn continued.

“Thousands of sci-fi lovers will be thrilled to see their dreams come true, and SAE Dubai offers an exciting opportunity to transform this enthusiasm into a lucrative career.”