VR/AR Design and Development


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: 11835*
Credential: Diploma
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based
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Campus: Varies Varies
Program status: Suspended.

This program is suspended and is not accepting applications at this time.

Program status: Suspended

This program is suspended and is not accepting applications at this time.


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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.  


  • This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
  • Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous are strongly encouraged to connect with VCC’s Indigenous Education and Community Engagement team to learn more about VCC’s Indigenous Enrolment policy, application preparation/completion, program advising, and a range of other individualized services.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and other documents as required by their course or program. Seats are offered to eligible applicants with completed applications, in order of application completion date (except for programs with competitive admissions). A complete application includes an application form, evidence of educational pre-requisites (e.g. transcripts), any required supporting documents (e.g. language proficiency, audition video), and the required deposit or fee payment. If you do not meet the requirements for the term applied, your application may be cancelled.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free academic upgrading or English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, or discover which university transfer options are right for you.

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 at VCC will be scheduled Monday to Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Term 1 – VCC (4 months)

Term 2 & 3 – VFS (8 months)

Term 4 – VCC (4 months)

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 Deposit

0 (0 non-refundable)

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

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee0
Tuition Tuition 11835
Student union128
College initiative97
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource237
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 0
Temporary Medical Insurance 0
U-PASS 354
Program-specific extra fees0

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VCC Registrar's Office
1155 East Broadway
Vancouver, B.C., V5T 4V5

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