Important Dates
Fall term 1 begins
Aug 26


As the market for augmented reality continues to grow, the demand for specialized AR skills means huge job potential for those who get in on the ground floor. In this 8-week course, you will get a full immersion into the AR industry while learning the fundamentals of designing AR applications for smartphones. Hands-on projects put you in the mindset of a working developer as you prototype and pitch your AR apps. Learn technical coding skills and practical industry applications that you can leverage in any project or professional goal.

Note that previous programming experience is highly suggested for this course.

What you’ll walk away with:

  • A portfolio of augmented reality experiments for Android and iOS, including multi-person experiences and AR filters
  • Industry-standard skills like Unity application development and basic C# scripting
  • Ability to rapidly prototype and effectively pitch your AR app in real-world scenarios

Course pricing and details:

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  • 3-Credit Tuition: $1197
  • Non-Credit Tuition: $999
  • Fees: $40 Registration Fee
  • Duration: 8 Weeks

Earn a Professional Certificate:

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Advanced Augmented Reality Apps can be applied to a Professional Certificate with Columbia Online, including our Advanced Augmented and Virtual Reality Professional Certificate and General Creative Studies Professional Certificate.

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Elly Jessop

Elly Jessop Nattinger is a Senior Software Engineer at Google where she develops augmented reality and virtual reality prototypes. Her work has spanned a variety of disciplines centering on 3D interaction, including immersive and spatial computing, physical exhibit/experience design, and choreography. She received her Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab, where she developed technology for live theater and music performance, focusing on movement and voice analysis. In her independent artistic practice, she builds immersive installations that often incorporate interactive technology.

Course: Advanced Augmented Reality Apps