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Virtual Reality Training Academy & Development Lab

@ CUNY on the Concourse

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Lehman College @ CUNY on the Concourse

EON Reality Inc., has partnered with Lehman College to offer a Augmented & Virtual Reality Academy and Development Lab. This is the first opportunity for CUNY students and NYC residents to participate in an 10-month applied course of study in this exciting field. Course work includes animation, 3D graphics, and web design with direct links to employment opportunities.

The field of Augmented and Virtual Reality is a fast growing sector in the tech economy. Deloitte Global predicts that Virtual Reality will have its first billion dollar year in 2016 and says that the field will grow in the future. More Info

Lehman Brings VR Lab to the Bronx. Watch the video.

About EON Reality

@ CUNY on the Concourse

EON Reality is a world leader in Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) market, including 3D interactive technologies and simulation solutions for training, education, manufacturing, and entertainment. EON Reality is building tools to support the knowledge required by the jobs of the future. Visit EON Reality Online

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Students from Bronx International High School visited Lehman's Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality lab.

As part of the collaboration with The Knowledge House, Lehman's Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality lab, the Small Business Development Center and Bronx Business + Tech Incubators hosted a cohort of students from Bronx International High School. Students learned how to become entrepreneurs and about the rapid expansion of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality as two of the fastest growing sectors in the economy. View Photos

Small Business Development Center

Career Panel Breaking into the VR | AR industry

Made in NY talks, in collaboration with Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)

VR/AR demos and industry panel discussion followed by networking reception and more demos. View Event Photos

Career Panel, Breaking into the VR | AR industry

Certified AR/VR Developers

Congratulations to all EON Reality Certified AR/VR Developers!

Eighteen students at Lehman College VR/AR Training Academy completed Training Phase 1 (Coding and animation)! They will continue training during the second half of the program by working on various projects collaboratively to build their portfolios. Read More

Photo of first cohort of EON Reality Certified AR/VR Developers
Photo screenshot of CNBC Video

VR Academy in the News

Real Jobs in Virtual and Augmented Reality

Jobs in VR and AR from Nightly Business Report.

Open House Schedule

Open house schedule for 2018: February 1, March 1, and April 13, 2018, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, 2501 Grand Concourse, 3rd floor, Bronx, NYC. Upon being selected to the program, a tuition fee of $499 for CUNY students and $599 for other residents will be due. REGISTER NOW

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VR Grand Opening Event

Watch News 12 Video Report

Classes Begin

Classes for the second cohort of the VR Academy begin on Monday, May 14, 2018 - Location 2501 Grand Concourse, 3rd floor, Bronx, NY.

Application Process

We Are Looking For You!

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals who have both passion to succeed and a “can do” attitude. We are open to consider candidates with experience and a portfolio in gaming or web design. It’s a plus if individuals have an academic or industry background in computer science, web development, game design, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physics, or similar fields. Apply Online Now

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To Apply

Submission of an online application is the first step in the application process. In this online application, students will be asked to submit their background information, academic qualifications, work experience and interests. Apply Online Now

Tuition for Phase 1: Upon being selected to the program, a tuition fee of $499 for CUNY students and $599 for other residents will be due.

Tuition for Phase 2: Project based learning tuition fee of $699 will be due upon completion of Phase 1: General Knowledge Transfer.

Screening Process

A selection committee will be formed including experts from Lehman College’s Information Technology Division and Computer Sciences Department. After review of applications, the committee will submit its recommendations for potential candidates. Successful applicants will be invited for a personal interview by the committee members.

Goals & Objectives

Spanning 10 months, the Virtual Reality Training Academy will immerse students directly in a professional context through real world projects. The approach promotes entrepreneurial thinking and knowledge. The problem-solving and group activities will help students to innovate and be prepared to join or launch a business upon completion of the training. In this fast-track program, students receive 10 months of training, including 6 months working directly on real-life projects in different market segments. Previous client projects students have worked on include:

* ExxonMobil: Immersive 3D Training Environment (I3TE)

* Penn State Lions and Miami University Hurricanes Fan Engagement: 360 Virtual Reality Experience for Mobile

* King Tut VR: Mobile app for tourism

* A Night Stroll in the Alps: An Award-Winning Application judged by seasoned professionals and the Virtual Reality Society of Japan

View Curriculum

Lehman College: 250 Bedford Park Blvd West Bronx, NY 10468

VR Training Academy Curriculum

VR Training Academy  Curriculum

Phase 1: General Knowledge Transfer

Upon being selected to the program, a tuition fee of $499 for CUNY students and $599 for other residents will be due.

Module 1

Introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality

Module 2

Introduction to Project Management

Module 3

2D/3D Asset creation – modeling

Module 4

Rigging and Animation

Module 5

Basics of interactive content development

Module 6

Advanced interactive content development

Module 7

Scripting and programming techniques in immersive content development

Module 8

Deployment for stereoscopic immersive systems

Module 9

Solutions with natural interfaces

Module 10

Mobile application development

Module 11

AR application development for mobile platforms

Module 12

Mobile VR - application on mobile HMD

Module 13

Programming in real time/rendering applications

Module 14

Advanced visual appearance features in real time rendering

Module 15

CAD/DCC conversion methods for interactive 3D applications

Module 16

Developing new modules / software development process

Phase 2: Project Based Learning

Tuition for Phase 2:

Project based learning tuition fee of $699 will be due upon completion of Phase 1: General Knowledge Transfer.

VR Training Academy  Curriculum