Virtual Reality, The New Frontier

While this past year saw Virtual Reality become more accessible with the introduction of Google Cardboard and HTC Vive Headsets, the power of this technology has merely scratched the surface. Matt, our Chief Operating Officer, recently shared the vast possibilities this platform has for Canada in The Huffington Post. From forensic investigations to mental health, it’s clear that VR and AR are disrupting industries well outside of gaming and entertainment.

With so much potential, now is the perfect time to start learning Virtual Reality. There are few industries that are welcoming new talent and ideas like this one, and for those who have always been interested in the field, there’s no better time to get started. The future of tech is here.

Learn VR at RED

virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality at RED Academy

Yep, that’s right — 2017 is the year we’re debuting our first Fundamentals of VR, AR, and Mixed Reality course! Launching first in Vancouver and shortly after in Toronto, in this 10-week course you will learn the basics of Unity development, fundamentals of design and experience, storytelling, and content creation for VR. You will also be able to get your hands dirty by working on your own VR project using Google Cardboard. This is the new frontier of design and software development, and this course was created for anybody who is interested in this space and wants to be a part of it.

To learn more, visit here.

#BleedingEdge: Virtual Reality with Vaandal Agency

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For those that are curious about VR, RED Toronto is hosting VAANDAL Creative Studio on Wednesday, December 14th to explore the future of reality with a presentation about hyperrealism in design and a panel on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and where the future of these technologies lies.

Adam Woodhouse, Creative Director of VAANDAL Creative Studio, will be in house demoing a short animated hyperrealistic video and deconstructing his creative process.

Along with Adam, our panel includes:

  • Foteini Agrafioti, the Inventor of the Nymi and current Head of RBC Research,
  • Andrew Tam, former Engineer at AR startup Skully,
  • David Booth-Reddick, co-founder of indie game studio Two Coins.

To save your seat, RSVP here.

Want to talk to our VR team of instructors one-on-one? Give us a shout, we’d be happy to chat!



Sean Eikerman

Admissions Director

Sean is our Admissions Director who’s got a lazer focus on making RED an educational paradise with the best and brightest students. He’s an aficionado of old-school hip hop, and has over 7 year’s experience working with small tech firms and start-ups, including co-founding and running his own company, Boatwyze.

His background in the vibrant tech scene, bundled with his love for education, fuels his massive enthusiasm for bridging the gap between the innovative tech firms who need good people and the students who need fulfilling jobs. On the weekend, Sean can be found sailing around Vancouver with his friends, mentoring young startup founders, playing beer-league sports and cooking up mildly-successful meals.

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Toronto 647 793 2333


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