Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, East Norway

Add-on programme in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

This study is a practical and technology driven education that will help you ensure qualified competence in new technology for both public and private industries. The study provides both basic and advanced knowledge and skills in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) for use in training purposes within education, industry and "edutainment".

You gain expertise in combining digital tools, techniques, methods, forms of expression and concepts related to creative processes in VR and AR production. The study focuses on content production for "edutainment", industry and education. The education gives students the opportunity to work on the next generation of "edutainment" solutions that combine innovative entertainment concepts with VR and AR software.

This is a post-graduate program offered for students with at least a Bachelor's degree in relevant areas such as 3D-modelling, computer programming, game development, computer science and web and user interface / user experience design. The study also gives the opportunity to continue on a master degree within the planned master in "Serious Games & XR" at the Game School, (starting fall 2024).

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

A Norwegian bachelor’s degree or an education that is recognized as being equivalent to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.

Your degree from higher education must include at least 80 ECTS credits or equivalent in-game technology, 3D Animation, digital art, computer science, game design or similar fields.

Make sure to familiarize yourself with the document requirements.

English Language requirements

Applicants must document their proficiency in English at a certain level.

The English language requirements apply to all except applicants native to the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or the nordic countries, who are not required to document any language proficiency.

You will find the list of accepted courses and minimum scores accepted here.


Based on the application, applicants who meet the admission criteria could be invited for an admission interview for further approval. Candidates will be selected based on their qualifications and experience, and outcomes of the formal interview when conducted. Candidates are responsible for their own application and interview costs.

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How to apply

Choose "6451 Add-on Programme in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, fulltime 60 sp" under English taught programmes.

Årsstudium og kortere
| 60 ECT
You must pay the semester fee each semester.

Hamar is considered the game capital of Norway, hosting many companies specializing in game development. The Game School brings together a large interdisciplinary academic community within the fields of game technology, simulation, virtual reality, augmented reality, animation and digital art, and is part of the Faculty of Audiovisual Media and Creative Technologies. The faculty collaborates closely with local, national and international industries.

The Game School is situated at Campus Hamar. Hamar is the largest city in Innlandet county and has a central and idyllic location along the banks of Norway's largest lake, Mjøsa, close to the capital city and Oslo airport. The campus is conveniently located in the city centre. The local region has several historical sites and offers a large variety of cultural events and outdoor activities. Hamar is the proud host for the yearly VR/AR/XR conference, the Nordic VR Forum, and the largest annual computer gathering in Norway, the Gathering (external links).

Application deadline

April 15.

Entry requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7,5 credits hysics topics. Basic knowledge in power electronics and electrical machines i required.