Student using XR.

Extended reality (XR) and gaming

Extended reality (XR), also known as cross reality, is an umbrella term for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR). Applied in education, retail, medicine, engineering and design sectors, XR technology is also used heavily in gaming to create immersive experiences that are a blend of the physical and digital world. Like so many other evolving fields in technology, the demand for professionals with applicable skills in XR and/or gaming far outweighs the supply. 

UBC Extended Learning has partnered with Circuit Stream, an industry leader in XR education, to offer a variety of project-based XR and gaming courses. Covering a range of topics and interests, from foundational AR/VR skills and UX best practices to video game development, design and storytelling, the courses are structured to help you upskill or reskill for career success. 

All courses feature live online classes, daily office hours, hands-on assignments, opportunities to network and lifetime access to resources. 

Course NameFormatNext Start DateMore
XR Development in Unity  OnlineMay 27, 2024Details

Discount available for early enrolment. 


Create your own VR or AR idea in Unity, and learn how to design for different XR platforms. Build a portfolio of projects, and earn a XR Developer certification. Be ready to write the Unity Associate Programmer exam. 

Interaction Design & Prototyping for XR Online June 3, 2024Details 

Discount available for early enrolment. 


Understand how to design intuitive and human-centered AR/VR/XR experiences, and learn best practices and patterns of design for immersive environments and XR applications. Earn an AR/VR Designer certification. 

Game Development Bootcamp Online May 21, 2024 Details 

Discount available for early enrolment. 


Get in-demand real-time 3D (RT3D) development skills in this bootcamp. Learn how to think like a programmer by building different applications from the ground up. Learn agile practices, GIT workflows and other processes. Be ready to take the Unity Associate Programmer Certification.

NEW - Game Design Bootcamp  Online May 21, 2024 Details 

Discount available for early enrolment.


Gain a comprehensive understanding of game design principles, mechanics, and development processes. Delve into the creation of engaging gameplay experiences, level design, and storytelling. The course utilizes Unreal Engine 5 for prototyping and blueprinting and emphasizes the importance of game feel and user experience design. 

How can we help?

We’re here to answer your questions, discuss learning options and provide insights, recommendations and referrals.  Contact us by phone 604 670 6071. 

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