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Extended Reality (XR)

The Bachelor of Science in Extended Reality (XR) is designed to position you for a career in a rapidly expanding field with a market expected to reach $167 billion globally by 2026.*

students working in extended realityWhat is XR? It’s a powerful new set of computing tools that merges digital and physical space. It combines advances in spatial computing with innovative uses of “five sense design” approaches to create improved digital experiences that are more immersive and interactive.

As an XR major, you’ll study disciplines such as digital media design, computer programming, audio engineering, and visual design; within the context of extended reality. You’ll collaborate with other students, faculty, and outside partners in the new iEX Center, using emerging XR technology as you develop practical solutions to real-world challenges. Projects you work on may include: 

  • building three-dimensional models for a virtual reality training platform
  • programming an augmented reality application
  • experimenting with interactive projected media hardware
  • using a motion capture system to analyze body movements or create real-time avatars
  • programming a game engine to create interactive spatial audio-triggered effects 
  • experimenting with augmented reality glasses 


Careers for XR graduates cross many industries and include companies in the fields of media, engineering, research, entertainment, and training.

 

* https://www.gracemarketdata.com/index.php/component/virtuemart/7002-detail

For more information

Name
Phone and Email Address
Brave Williams, MFA Brave Williams, MFA
Director, iEX Center and Associate Professor
207.941.7195
williamsbrave@husson.edu
167 Harold Alfond Hall
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
Melissa Rosenberg Melissa Rosenberg
Director of Admissions
207.404.5660
rosenbergm@husson.edu
121 O'Donnell Commons
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401
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