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Career Outlook Virtual Reality Designer

Arts Division
Certificate N0644

The Virtual Reality Designer Certificate provides students with entry level skills for a career in the art and design aspects of virtual reality. Through a series of courses that are project-centric, the program exposes the students to current virtual reality (VR) technologies, 3D tools and techniques; and game development techniques and processes. This certificate may aid the student in the search for an entry-level position as a VR designer, VR artist, VR/AR Developer, or VR Technical Artist. 

Required Courses 

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Video Game Designers

      Video Game Designers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.11

      Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $81.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $95,975.27
      Annual Job Openings
      9,072

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Multimedia Artists and Animators

      Multimedia Artists and Animators

      SOC Career Code: 27-1014.00

      Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $72.11

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $72,833.04
      Annual Job Openings
      1,965

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Virtual Reality Designer

    Arts Division
    Certificate N0644

    The Virtual Reality Designer Certificate provides students with entry level skills for a career in the art and design aspects of virtual reality. Through a series of courses that are project-centric, the program exposes the students to current virtual reality (VR) technologies, 3D tools and techniques; and game development techniques and processes. This certificate may aid the student in the search for an entry-level position as a VR designer, VR artist, VR/AR Developer, or VR Technical Artist. 

    Required Courses 

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ANIM 100Digital Paint and Ink3
    ANIM 122Introduction to Virtual Reality Design and Technology3
    ANIM 130Introduction to 3D Modeling3
    ANIM 131Introduction to Game Design3
    ANIM 140Introduction to 3D Animation3
    ANIM 151Team Game Development3
    ANIM 210Building Worlds in Virtual Reality3
    ANIM 148Demo Reel3
    Required Electives 3
    Select one course from the following:
    ANIM 108
    Principles of Animation
    ANIM 115
    Storyboarding
    ANIM 132
    Intermediate 3D Modeling
    ANIM 146
    Intermediate 3D Animation
    MUSA 120
    Electronic Music
    Total Units27

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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Contact: Steve BurgoonTitle: Department ChairContact: sburgoon@mtsac.edu

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