Shenandoah is the first higher education institution in Virginia to offer a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in virtual reality/augmented reality (AR/VR) design.
The Future Is Here!
Bachelor of Arts in Virtual Reality Design
The Virtual Reality Media Concentration is designed for students who plan to specialize in 360 video or AR/VR content production.
The Virtual Reality Digital Stages Concentration is designed for students who are interested in such careers as directing AR/VR productions or acting in AR/VR productions/simulations.
Bachelor of Science in Virtual Reality Design
The Virtual Reality Technology Concentration will prepare students for careers working as technical specialists and/or programmers in AR/VR or related fields.
Virginia's first bachelor's degrees in Virtual Reality Design
Shenandoah University is immersing itself in the worlds of virtual and augmented technology by creating Virginia’s first bachelor’s degrees in Virtual Reality Design. Shenandoah’s majors uniquely bring a human element to virtual reality, and the program has also established a partnership with the Irish company, Immersive VR Education, to create AR/VR experiences through the firm’s Engage platform. Shenandoah intends to be a hub for virtual reality development and education, and these majors will allow Shenandoah graduates to lead the growing AR/VR industry and whatever its successors may be, for years and years to come.
The new virtual reality majors are terrific examples of Shenandoah’s ability to offer cutting-edge programs that integrate skills and knowledge across disciplines. By virtue of our strengths in theatre, media production and technology, we are uniquely positioned to give students hands-on experience in designing, creating and applying virtual reality experiences.”
Adrienne Bloss, Ph.D. | Shenandoah University Provost
Remember when web design came out in the ‘90s and you needed someone to design a website and the only person you could turn to was a high school student? That is sort of happening with virtual reality.”