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Flexible Course Offerings

Flexible Course Offerings

SMFA’s Certificate in Virtual Reality is available 100% online.

The certificate can be completed in as little as one year but offers students the option to move at their own pace. Courses can be taken before applying to the certificate program. 

Tap Into Curriculum Imagined by Experts

Tap Into Curriculum Imagined by Experts

The recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship, Kurt Ralske, an SMFA professor, has programmed a permanent video installation at the MoMA and is the author/programmer of a popular video software used by artists in 22 countries worldwide.

Design The Future

Design The Future

It’s predicted that by 2030, 23.5 million jobs will be using VR. If you’re ready to join the innovators, register now for our first cohort beginning in May 2022 and make your vision a virtual reality.

Source: CNBC

Ready to enhance your career in the arts? Explore our Certificate in Virtual Reality.

SMFA's Certificate in Virtual Reality is a flexible, intensive, skills-oriented program built upon its unique interdisciplinary approach to art making. When you enroll in the Certificate in Virtual Reality, you’ll be introduced to the world of VR from the lens of an artist/maker.


VR Certificate Courses

The courses within the VR certificate are designed to give students advanced skills and understanding of virtual reality, and include building 3D environments, coding, scripting, lighting, and UI elements. The courses in the first term are asynchronous, giving students even greater flexibility as they move through the curriculum.


Ready to apply?

Our Certificate in Virtual Reality application is now open! You can apply via Slideroom on our website. 


Explore Other Certificates at the SMFA

Want to take your education even further? SMFA offers a Certificate in Graphic Design, Certificate in Illustration, and Dual Certificate in Illustration and Graphic Design to add even more artistic flair to your virtual reality environments.

Why Pursue this Certificate at the SMFA?

  • Unique approach to virtual reality through an artistic lens
  • Take virtual classes to advance your passion or career in the arts
  • Renowned artist faculty members

Potential Jobs

  • Virtual Reality Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Graphics Engineer
  • Design Architects
  • VR Prototyper

Source: Circuit Stream


Any Questions About SMFA Continuing Education?

Schedule a call with our Admissions Team or email Sarah, our Associate Director of Continuing Education. We’re here to help you succeed.