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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 become fully immersed in 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 practice prototyping and pitching 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

who should take this course?

This course is designed for content creators, designers, and developers with previous programming experience who want to find their niche in augmented reality. If you want to get first-hand practice building AR apps from pioneering industry experts, this is the course for you. Students without coding experience are required to take Game Development with C# and Unity before enrolling in Advanced AR Apps.

Course pricing and details:

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

Course Outline

Week One

  • Augmented Reality and its uses
  • Basic technologies
  • Development tools

Week Two

  • Virtual Objects in AR
  • Using “planes” within Unity
  • Design patterns and other considerations

Week Three

  • Connecting AR and physical objects
  • Image tracking
  • Create compelling objects for display in an AR app

Week Four

  • Audio and audio-first AR applications
  • AR audio interactions with real world audio
  • Spatial audio in Unity

Week Five

  • AR camera filters
  • Face mesh
  • AR filters for existing apps

Week Six

  • Multi-person AR experiences
  • Uses cases for multi-person AR
  • Design considerations
  • Technologies

Week Seven

  • Sharing AR content across multiple users
  • Develop and debug multi-player experiences on a single device

Week Eight

  • Communicate an AR experience
  • Pitch an AR project
  • AR prototypes
  • Document and present an AR application

Stack to Earn a Professional Certificate

Advanced AR Apps can be applied to the following certificate programs:

Augmented and Virtual Reality Professional Certificate
Advanced Augmented and Virtual Reality 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

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