Serious games and virtual reality represent a large, and actively growing, industry – the application of modern games technology in a wide range of areas around medicine, training, education, security and beyond. While educational games already represent a multi-billion dollar global industry, the recent growth in virtual reality has seen predictions that this market will grow to $150 billion dollars by 2020 (Techcrunch, April 6, 2015).
The MSc in Serious Games and Virtual Reality at The Glasgow School of Art provides students with the skills to become a key part of this explosive growth, and potential to become key innovators in this exciting and rapidly developing area.
The Digital Design Studio is a postgraduate teaching, research and commercial centre of excellence at The Glasgow School of Art, which is ranked one of the global top ten institutions for Art & Design .
The Digital Design Studio facilities include one of Europe’s largest laboratory spaces for virtual reality, immersive stereo visualization and high resolution display facilities. Laboratory space at also includes a high specification visualization and auralisation laboratory (Soundlab) run as a joint venture between ARUP Acoustics and DDS. Facilities also include motion tracking, a wide range of haptic devices (software developed at the DDS for virtual reality haptic interaction is used by researchers worldwide) and a new Usability Lab opening in 2015.
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