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Introduction to XR

Get in on the ground floor, without any previous design or development experience.

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Next Start Dates:

June 1st and July 6th


4-week intensive part-time program


Course will be delivered 100% online

Course Overview

Learn the fundamentals of AR design. Get an introduction to Unity to create interactive experiences.

Explore how to be part of XR design and development teams. In just four weeks, create an augmented reality application for iOS or Android and begin building your portfolio.

Kachina Studer

Kachina Studer

With over 15 years of interactive design experience, Kachina is a mixed reality design strategist at Boston-based architecture firm Arrowstreet. She is also a research associate at Harvard and MIT.

This program is specifically designed for beginners looking to advance their skills for the next market or developers looking to learn the design process for AR applications.

Students will learn how to create an Augmented Reality application for iOS and Android while building a portfolio page for their application.

Students will learn about industry applications and create their own augmented reality application for their mobile devices. Core features of the course include, an introduction to Unity, building visual, interactive and experience design For AR, and how to be a part of XR design and developer teams.

Class meeting times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm-8:00pm ET.

Week 1

Week 2

Industry Applications
Interactive Design For AR
Intro to Unity Interface setting up AR
Intro to Interactions for AR [ on / off ]
Visual Design for AR
Visual Effects

Week 3

Week 4

Reactive Design for AR
Understanding code
Working in Industry Teams
Animation (how to get around code)
Intro to code bits (from dev and design perspective “tools”)
Portfolio + Presentations
Next Steps (XRTerra Programs)
Building and share your AR Application


In addition to class time, instructors and TAs keep regular office hours. Reach out to them with questions. You’ll also have access to a dedicated Slack workspace to communicate with fellow class participants and instructors.

Numerous online resources are available for your reference anytime during the course.

Other Resources

  • Slack Channel – Open to students for support during the course
  • Portfolio Outline
  • Student Services

The cost of the program provides an intense, high-touch environment that introduces a wide range of skills and technique. You will work directly with experts who will walk you through hands-on projects to teach you the basics of Unity and developing an AR product. When you complete the course, you will have a finished product to use for your portfolio. 

You may qualify for discounts if you pair this course with XR Terra’s AR x VR Visual Design program. Ask your enrollment counselor for details.

The application process is easy

The application process is easy. Simply complete the form on this page. You do not need any previous design or development experience.

VR Headset is not required to attend this course.

Why learn with XR Terra?

  • Better than Other Intro Courses

    This course was designed by industry experts and is not a drive-by look at the technology. In this intro course, you will learn the software, team up with others and create a product that you can include in your portfolio.

  • Unity Authorized Training

    XR Terra is a Unity Authorized Training Partner. Unity is the industry-preferred platform to create 2D, 3D, VR, and AR experiences.

  • Total Immersion

    Our intense 4-week introduction program will show you the details behind the world of AR x VR. You will receive hands on experience with real outputs. If you are serious about your training, we are serious about teaching you.

  • Learn More

    This course was specifically designed to prepare you for our 12-week Core programs if you lack the experience to enter those programs. As an alumnus of this course, you can receive discounts to continue on to these programs. Talk to us to learn more.

Next Steps

Reshape your reality with training for a career in the field of AR x VR with XR Terra. Classes have limited seating and start soon.