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XR Foundations: Designer

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What you’ll learn

Learn from our enthusiastic instructors the latest tools and techniques used by today’s leading VR Designers. Create VR-ready assets, interactive experiences, UI, and more. With a combination of live and pre-recorded classes we’ll give you the tools to build your own VR world.

  • Materials and Texture Maps
  • VR lighting and optimization
  • Creating and importing Custom Objects
  • 3D and 2D UI

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Course Details

The perfect foundational course for Unity and C# scripting. Through collaborative in-class experiences and short exercises you’ll learn key Unity development concepts. In 4 weeks you’ll create a character controller, learn about prefabs, trigger actions, make basic animations, and use coroutines to execute code over time. By the end you’ll be comfortable writing scripts and have a few portfolio pieces.

Week 1

Introduction to Unity, version control, and XR project development with a 360 video project.

  • Install and setup Unity
  • Version control setup with GitHub
  • Creating a Unity 360 video project

Week 2

You'll learn the basics of project creation, including storyboarding and how to plan out an application. Week 2 is when you learn to work in a team and delegate tasks while working in Unity.

  • Storyboarding skills
  • Team work
  • Complete an interactive 360 narrative

Week 3

Get setup with Oculus and Unity Pipelines, walkthrough the XR Interaction Toolkit, and begin our first steps in Unity VR. You'll cover all the aspects of setting up VR projects.

  • Pipelines
  • XR Interaction Toolkit

Week 4

A busy week focused on objects in Unity, and manipulating how they look, including their level of detail at a distance. Plus an intro to Unity's Physics Engine.

  • Create and manage XR ready assets
  • Texture maps, Materials, and Shaders
  • Level of Detail (LOD) groups in Blender

Week 5

Learn to design a smooth user experience. We'll walk through Unity's 2D and VR UI systems, Audio in VR, and an intro to animation to add more realism to your experiences.

  • Create a polished UI system
  • Spatial Audio
  • Learn the basics of animation

Week 6

Learn to make your VR experiences more immersive with a handful of key techniques. You'll dive this week into the many, varied options Unity has for lighting, particle effects, and post processing.

  • Learn light baking, particle effects and post processing
  • Discover techniques to increase the beauty and immersion of your VR world

Week 7

Create the complete user experience by building avatars and designing an onboarding experience. Plus dive deeper into Unity' Physics capabilities to create surprisingly delightful interaction

  • Create an optimized VR Avatar
  • Add interactable objects to your projects

Week 8

During the final week we’ll take the opportunity to have an open Workshop and fine tune each of the projects. Instructors will be available to answer your questions and assist you on bringing your projects to completion.

  • Complete your multiplayer VR experience
  • Present 2 polished portfolio ready pieces

We have financing and scholarship options available


Although open to motivated beginners, this course is best suited for students with some previous programming experience.


  • Familiarity with sketching storyboards and design layouts
  • Experience with designing assets and basic design theory
  • Knowledge of 3D Modeling Software, Rendering Software, or Application Design Software
  • Experience with some of the following: Adobe Programs, Sketch, Figma, or Framer


  • Experience with Lighting or Material Design
  • Experience with 3D Asset Modeling software such as Blender, Rhino, Maya, or Similar Program.
  • Experience with Animation Process

XR Terra is on a mission to empower the next generation of XR talent through innovative programs and partnerships.

Founded in 2019 in response to the growing need for a structured, outcome-focused training program to educate aspiring XR professionals.

We are a team of XR experts, edtech and worktech professionals and passionate entrepreneurs that believe in creating impactful learning models for the digital world.


Portfolio Projects

You’ll leave with multiple portfolio ready projects and the skills to build more

Office Hours

Weekly office hours and 1:1 sessions for your specific questions


Guest speakers, industry experts, and access to our alumni community upon completion of the course

Alumni Discounts

All alumni receive discounts on subsequent classes or workshops


We’ll work with you to help you develop your Metaverse career in the right direction


Alumni have access to our quarterly hackathons building exciting XR projects for nonprofits


VR Designer 8-Week Bootcamp Includes:

  • 48 Hours of Live Online Instruction
  • Weekly 1-on-1 Sessions
  • Engagement with Industry Partners
  • Career Services



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