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THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COULD GET A MAJOR ABOUT VIRTUAL REALITY DESIGN

March 06, 2018 College of Arts and Humanities

University officials hope the undergraduate major will be available by fall 2019.

<p> By Christine Condon | <a href="http://www.dbknews.com/2018/03/06/umd-virtual-reality-major/">The Diamondback</a><br /><br /> "University of Maryland faculty members are working to create an undergraduate major in immersive media design that would combine art and computer science department resources to educate students on concepts such as virtual reality.</p><p> "The major would operate between the arts and humanities college and the computer, mathematical and natural sciences college, and would aim to enhance students' knowledge of design for virtual and augmented reality platforms for purposes ranging from mapping to journalism to engineering."</p><p> Read the complete article in the <a href="http://www.dbknews.com/2018/03/06/umd-virtual-reality-major/">Diamondback</a>.</p><p> Photo: Dr. Sarah Murthi (left) and computer, mathematical and natural sciences college Dean Amitabh Varshney (right) co-lead the Maryland Blended Realty Center, where researchers are developing new visualization tools to improve health care and medical training. (Photo courtesy of Maryland Blended Reality Center via the Diamondback)</p>