EON Reality, a world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge transfer for industry and education, together with the University of Bologna, Italy, announces the world’s first fully-accredited Masters degree in both Innovation studies and Extended Realities (XR).
The ‘MIXR’ Masters (with Honours) degree is the first in the world to combine digital leadership across several industry sectors, including practice-based studies in XR, and encompassing both Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) theory and app development.
This brand new Masters degree has been created in response to Industry 4.0, the vastly changing landscape of tech-based education, and the expansion of skills required to fit the talent needs of modern global businesses.
“The aim of MIXR is to provide students with the knowledge required to engineer XR experiences, specialising such skills in four high-potential domains: design, architecture, fashion, and medicine,” said
Gustavo Marfia, Director, Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna.
The MIXR educational programme will be taught in two phases followed by an industry internship provided by EON Reality. This internship will provide students with application ideation, incubation and development across a plethora of hardware systems. These systems run the gamut from mobile devices and Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and others, to research-specific spaces likes Cave Automatic Virtual Environments (CAVEs).
“This is the first programme like this on a global level and it shows how far EON Reality has progressed as a true leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality education. The Global Academy team is extremely excited and inspired by this brand new postgraduate-level partnership with the University of Bologna,” said Marcin Kasica, Director of Global Education and Training, EON Reality.
The first phase of the immersive Masters degree focuses on an advanced foundation of theoretical and methodological knowledge delivered by the University of Bologna faculty.
The second phase of the Masters is technology-led and covered by EON Reality’s global VR Innovation Academy team based out in Manchester, UK in conjunction with the University of Bologna faculty.
Finally, the degree course concludes with a Student Internship at the laboratories of EON Reality’s Bologna office, along with a choice selection of other XR companies.
The MIXR Degree, taught by the University of Bologna in collaboration with EON Reality, launches this November for the start of the academic year.