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Immersive Media (VR/AR), Certificate of Achievement

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Banner Code: 1_CT_VRAR
Control Number: 38324

This certificate is designed to be a comprehensive 2-year study in both Virtual and Augmented Reality within the growing field of Immersive Media, including targeted courses in the related specializations necessary for a well-rounded base of knowledge and practice. Transitioning from simple 360-degree video and audio capture through computer graphic-based 3D Modeling and Video Game Development principles will gradually add higher level skill and increased immersion into the course content. An Advanced Development Lab will be offered at the summit to allow students ample access to the specialized technology needed to create portfolio-level VR and AR projects with the intent of using these works to obtain gainful employment and/or internships in this rapidly growing field.

Program Outcomes

  1. The Immersive Media program offers a Certificate of Achievement that, when completed, gives the student the basic skills required for entry-level employment and/or internships in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Multimedia and Game-related industries in the areas of 360 video, 360 Audio, VR/AR Development & Content Creation, Immersive Game Design & 3D Modeling, and Drone Imagery for Immersive Media.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Course Title Units
FILM A220Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)3
FILM A221Introduction to Augmented Reality (AR)3
FILM A222Introduction to Performance Capture3
FILM A223Immersive Video Game Development 13
FILM A225360 Spatial Audio for Immersive Media2
FILM A226Coding Basics for Immersive Media Applications3
FILM A231Immersive Media Development Lab 12
DMAD A2813D Computer Graphics Animation3
Subtotal22
Restricted Electives Please choose nine (9) units from the following list of restricted electives. 9
History of Video Games
Sound Design for Film & TV
Editing 1
Introduction to Visual Effects
Drone Imaging for Immersive Media
Photogrammetry and Volumetric Image Capture
The Business of Immersive Media (VR/AR)
3D Modeling for Immersive Applications
Cinematography
Documentary Production
Digital Painting
Story Illustration Techniques
Introduction to C#.NET Programming
Mobile Application Development in Android
Total Units31