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Columbia College Chicago Online Offers Courses in High-demand New Media

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Although AR/VR first impacted digital entertainment, its application is now being widely implemented in multiple industries. Industries that rely on AR/VR include retail, architecture, sports, manufacturing, aerospace, defense, energy, and healthcare. Businesses use AR/VR for employee training and development, communication, team and industry collaboration, and big-data management and analysis. As groundbreaking technologies become more mainstream, the demand for skills, competencies, and innovations in applying these technologies will continue to grow.

International Data Corporation predicts consumer spending on AR/VR products will more than double every year for the next four years and Statista predicts the economic impact of VR in the U.S. will be more than $27 billion by 2020. Additionally, analysts expect major job growth in the AR/VR industries and, according to Upwork, Swift is currently one of the fastest growing in-demand skills sought by employers.

Columbia College Chicago (Columbia Online) is the first school to provide a comprehensive course in 360 audio production for VR and is one of only a few higher education institutions nationally to offer AR/VR classes online. Online courses in new media for working professionals and continuing education students looking to expand their skills in rapidly growing high-tech areas include augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) and Swift Apple’s programming language used in its applications such as iPhones and iPads.

Registration is now open for these eight-week courses at Columbia Online. Classes begin June 25. To enroll in Columbia Online’s courses or professional certificates, please visit or contact an advisor at 312-369-5646.