VR/AR Design and Development

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Create the tools of tomorrow by learning to develop and produce human-centred virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) experiences using Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, and Unreal and Unity engines.

Designed and delivered in partnership with Vancouver Film School (VFS).

VCC is  in partnership with Vancouver Film School for the VR / AR Design and Development program

Tuition: 26543*
Credential: Diploma
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
Program Flyer: Download
Campus: Broadway Broadway

What you will learn

  • Development of authentic and compelling VR/AR experiences
  • Exploration and analysis of visual and experiential problems
  • Production tools, programming, Unreal and Unity game engines, and hardware including Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and HTC Vive Pro
  • Project management processes
  • Industry expectations
  • Effective communication for the technology sector
  • VR/AR portfolio development

What to expect

  • Classroom lectures
  • Seminars
  • Field trips
  • Demonstrations
  • Group work
  • Guest speakers
  • Applied practical experiences
  • Assignments and projects
  • Theoretical and practical tests and exams
  • Terms 2 and 3 to be delivered at Vancouver Film School (VFS)

Admission requirements


Please note that individual courses may have additional pre-requisites.  


  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent
  • English 12 with a minimum 'C+' grade or equivalent
  • English Language Proficiency assessed at English 12 'C+'
  • Pre-calculus 12 with a minimum 'B' grade or equivalent

Please note that individual courses may have additional pre-requisites.  


  • Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
  • International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
  • All VCC applicants are required to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. English requirements vary by program. For details, visit VCC International - English Requirements.   

Recommended Characteristics

  • Proficient in the English language with good oral and written communication skills.
  • Creative, motivated and positive attitude towards learning.
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Interested in emerging technologies and the technology sector.
  • Familiar and comfortable using VR headsets.

Courses *

Program general hours

Term 1 of this program will run Monday to Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, excluding elective courses. Terms 2 and 3 are offered at Vancouver Film School and will likely be Monday to Friday, complete registration information will be provided by VFS upon registration. Term 4 is a Practicum and will be based on practicum placement. 

Prior learning assessment and recognition

Yes. PLAR is available for CMPT 1030 and CMPT 1040 after discussion with the department leader and review of the student's portfolio.

Fees and other costs *

Tuition deposits are payable usually within three weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

* VCC + VFS fees. The following fees are based on the 8-month studies at VCC. For the tuition amounts at Vancouver Film School (VFS) in terms 2 and 3, check


Tuition Deposit

12000 (10000 non-refundable)

Tution deposits are payable usually within two (2) weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee145
Tuition Tuition 26543
Student union128
College initiative101
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource266
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 0
Temporary Medical Insurance 149
U-PASS 354
Program-specific extra fees0
Textbooks or other supplies may be required for this program. For information and prices, visit the VCC Bookstore.

Apply now


  • Apply Now: Qualified applicants may receive offers of admission if seats are available, or placed on waitlists if seats are full.
  • Closed: Applications are not accepted.
  • For details about application availability based on study permit status and recommendations if the application status is closed, visit the Availability Status page.
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