Tech giant challenges students with exciting new VR project

The rise of virtual reality technology, such as the release of the Oculus Rift headset, looks set to deliver some of the most immersive 3D movies people have ever seen. To help students master the new technology behind VR, the National Film and Television School (NFTS) has teamed up with leading graphics processor manufacturer, AMD, to provide them with the tools they'll need.

Both NFTS students and recent graduates will be among the first in the UK to access AMD's groundbreaking Radeon Pro WX7100 graphic cards, which can develop high fidelity VR experiences. The initiative will allow students to deliver a series of virtual reality projects as part of NFTS' Bridges to Industry scheme. These include an interactive and immersive VR experience for Oculus or HTC headsets, a 360˚ video project that entertains and inspires, and a topical short film on the impact of Augmented Reality.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.