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Virtual Reality Training Academy & Development Lab

@ CUNY on the Concourse

Unity Platform

Introduction to Unity Platform

After a short introduction to the history of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), Unity's interface, asset store, and customization features will be discussed. You will be able to follow along on available computers or on your own device. While Unity can be used for development on a wide array of platforms, emphasis will be placed on VR and projects will be built for the HTC Vive which will be available to you. Prerequisites: Being comfortable navigating computer systems and new computer technology.

  • VRT 12 / 4 sessions / 12 hours / COTC / $25 (Registration Fee)

Growing Your Business with Virtual and Augmented Reality

VR/ AR has evolved in industries such as retail, real estate, education, medicine and healthcare, science and engineering and entertainment. Industries and companies are looking to VR/AR technologies to attract buyers, improve their production and form a stronger emotional connection to products they create. In this course, you will learn how businesses are leveraging VR to promote themselves and their products in an entirely new and immersive way.

  • VRT 10 / 2 sessions / 6 hours / COTC / $25 (Registration Fee)
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VR TRAINING Academy

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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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 second cohort of EON Reality Certified AR/VR Developers

NYC Media Lab XR Bootcamp

Congratulations Michael Brenner and Aaron Holness

Michael Brenner and Aaron Holness, Lehman VR/AR graduates were recently accepted into the Media Lab's XR Bootcamp. It is an accelerator for startup teams focusing on VR/AR, voice technology and other future interfaces. They both have received a ten thousand dollar grant for their concept of using augmented and virtual reality in the legal field.The project is focused on the areas commonly referred to as demonstrative evidence. These simulations may be created using a variety of sources such as sound recordings, video footage, pictures, x-rays, testimony, forensic evidence and other fact finding sources.This will provide a lawyer with the ability to recreate or re-enact legal events such as crimes or torts. Please join us to congratulate Aaron and Michael.

VR Boot Camp

NYC Media Lab Award

Congratulations Cécile Ragot

Please join us to congratulate Cécile Ragot of Lehman College and EON Reality Virtual Reality Innovation Academy on being selected and winning the award on her project "IslandAR" at NYC Media Lab's #NYCML18 mainstage on Sept. 20! It's among only "5 cutting-edge projects" to be picked for the showcase. Ragot was part of a group of NYC graduate students selected by NYC Media Lab to work with Havas Fellowship and Governor's Island "to employ their VR/AR and AI skills to tell stories in interactive and responsive ways, providing novel use cases for the City’s tourism sector." IslandAR "provides mysterious puzzle pieces that unlock shared AR experiences, hidden characters and fun stories from past and present on Governors Island." View Video

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BRONX INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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
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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 will be announced soon. 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.


Map showing location of the Lehman VR Academy

VR Grand Opening Event

Watch News 12 Video Report

Classes Begin

The start date for the third cohort of the VR Academy is not defined yet however please visit the school’s online catalog for new free VR/AR short term courses (page 23) - 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.

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.

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

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