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XR ACADEMY

JACKSON, MS

THE LOBAKI XR ACADEMY PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND TEACHES THE SKILLS THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE 21st CENTURY  

The XR Academy has been designed to provide students an immersive introduction to Virtual Reality and the tools and techniques used to create XR experiences. XR experience creation draws from a number of disciplines that tap into artistic talent and a wide range of diverse interests. Set design, texturing, lighting, audio, sound effects, music, animation, drawing and many other elements figure prominently into any well-made XR experience. The XR Academy reflects this in its inclusive approach to instruction. We welcome students into the XR Academy who do not have a background in computer science or coding, because we believe the next generation of talented XR developers will come from unconventional personal and professional journeys. Lobaki’s mission is to enable creators to unlock their creative potential and unleash exciting new experiences through the creation of virtual worlds.  

Collaborating and Crafting
a Complete Experience

The final four weeks are spent collaborating with instructors and other students to craft a completed VR experience and each student will hand in the “final” product. At the conclusion of the 12-week program, the group gathers to discuss whether or not to release the “finished” (software is never finished) product into the marketplace. Depending on the design-quality and overall readiness of the product, a marketing and development team can be created to support launching the experience and taking the product forward as part of a for-profit company, either as a division of Lobaki or a completely new venture. It is envisioned that the XR Academy will lead directly to economic development and job creation wherever it is operating.

Economic Development

The XR Academy is inwardly focused on the introduction, exploration and training in virtual reality development, but the end goal of the process is to spur economic development, job creation and a sustainable enterprise. We are not interested in merely awarding our students a certificate at the completion of their training but instead we aim to provide them a future of personal and professional growth opportunities.

12 Week Course

 

Students progress through a 12 week course that begins with the Indigo assessment to identify their natural talents and motivations. Armed with self-awareness, students are provided a broad introduction to the various disciplines of virtual reality development while continually moving toward specialization based on their identified strengths. This process allows each student to discover their particular area of interest while gaining exposure to entire development process in order to have a clear understanding of all roles involved.