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Journey into the Metaverse

Access Creative College, the UK’s leading games, music and media college has teamed up with metaverse specialists Condense and venture capital fund LocalGlobe, to offer up to 8 fully funded scholarships to start in September.

Words: Chris Knight

L-R: Lebo, Dread MC & Badliana

Images: Access Creative College/Condense

Bristol artists Dread MC, Badliana and Lebo launched the programme by showing what Condense’s cutting edge metaverse environment can do. Using a state-of-the-art 360-degree camera rig constructed by Condense, the three artists each stepped into a virtual landscape to record their own performance. The resulting footage was then used to create an advert for the course which  you can see below.

Kicking off in September, successful scholars will learn how to stream live events into one of the world’s most exciting new technologies, the metaverse. The successful applicants will take part in a 12-week programme, full of rich and intensive study, completely funded through the scholarship.

Scholars will learn:

Digital Graphics: 3D modelling, photogrammetry and textures.

Realtime VFX: Plugin integration, in game/ venue scaling and enhancing virtual worlds.

Enriching virtual worlds: Interactions, spatial sound, player movement and networking basics.

James Tong, Head of People at Condense, added, “You should apply for this scholarship because while everyone has a story to tell, not everyone has the same opportunities in life. This is an incredible opportunity to carve out a career in engineering and metaverse content creation. It’s a 12 week fully-funded intensive course, so you will meet other people with similar interests and ambitions, and it could even lead to a permanent job with Condense.”

Those on the course will receive hands-on experience with the latest technologies, exposure to local employers, and a £1500 bursary, not to mention a potential career with Condense at the end of the 12 weeks.

It could be you that learns how to create and push further these virtual landscapes and their live-streaming capabilities.

Apply here – Applicatons close August 31st 2022