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Designing for the Metaverse Course

What does the future look like for designers and creatives? To thrive in the Metaverse, you’ll need the tools to create objects and more for new virtual environments. In this 12-week course, you will learn the skills required to design virtual environments, assets, and avatars, and to create a unique collection of digital artworks that you can trade in the Metaverse.

“Absolutely loved my Red & Yellow online course! I did it all the way from the Netherlands while working full time so it’s definitely possible to do it in between your normal tasks. The team is super supportive and understanding if you need more time to complete specific assignments. Would definitely recommend!”

Noluyanda Nolu Roxwana

Campaign Manager at Studyportals

Future-proof your design skills with this Designing for the Metaverse certificate

The Metaverse is the newest macro-goal for many of the world’s tech giants, and gaining the skills to participate in this new economy starts with our 12-week online short course. You’ll learn about marketing, branding, and creative business leadership in the Metaverse, and complete practical work from creating your own standalone virtual spaces to populating them with 3D assets that you’ll create in Blender. You’ll also learn to create and trade NFT artworks commercially.

What you’ll learn

  • Navigate the Metaverse, equipped with knowledge about virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality.
  • Design a standalone 3D scene – using Unreal Engine – and populate this scene with a 3D asset designed in Blender.
  • Use Blender to design an avatar/character to populate a standalone 3D environment in Unreal Engine.
  • Design a unique collection of digital art, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Commercialise your digital artworks as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the Metaverse.

This course is perfect for:

  • Designers, artists, and other creatives looking to ‘set up shop’ in the Metaverse.

Important prerequisites

  • You will need intermediate proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator. No prior proficiency in Blender and Unreal Engine is required, as the use of these tools will be demonstrated in depth.
  • Software requirement: Blender and Unreal Engine accounts (open source software; free of charge).
  • Hardware: No specific hardware requirements beyond good quality PC/Mac and mobile device (access to Oculus or VR headset is useful, but not necessary).

Metaverse Learning Pathways

Designing for the Metaverse:

This course will equip you with the skills required to design virtual environments, assets, and avatars, and to create a unique collection of digital artworks you can trade in the Metaverse.

Marketing/branding in the Metaverse:

In this course, you will acquire tools and tactics for making the most of your marketing and branding efforts in the Metaverse. Learn how to use the marketing affordances of this virtual space to your advantage.

Creative Business Leadership for the Metaverse:

This course will equip you with the leadership skills required to strategically and responsibly monetize your space in the Metaverse. Learn to leverage blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies to become a key player in the digital economy.

Studying this course will empower you with the tool to create & design for metaverse environments.

Our lecturers have put together engaging course content that’s created to immerse you in this future of design.

This course is ideal for people wanting to upskill their design using Blender and Unreal Engine to bring their vision to life.

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow certificate, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Red & Yellow courses are made to future-proof your career

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

  • An industry-sought-after Certificate of Completion from Red & Yellow
  • Original, relevant, and constantly updated content
  • An interactive online learning experience that includes videos, live chat sessions, forum discussions, and more

Our courses are both current and relevant to the South African context.

Applicable, practical assignments:

  •       So that you can apply what you’re learning to your everyday work life, and your specific business challenges.

Discussion Forums and Chat sessions:

  •       Helping you develop your professional network.
  •       Hosted by your coach, lecturer, or subject specialist.
  •       Ideal opportunities to discuss the content and get answers to all your questions.

Personalized feedback:

  •       Tailored to your individual strengths, and opportunities for personal improvement.

A dedicated team:

  • Acting as your “virtual” support crew whose only focus is to help get you over the finish line.

Course curriculum:

Meet your team:

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Carmen Schaefer
Head of Academics

  • 20 years in education
  • Academic Team leader at Red & Yellow
  • Authors the annual employability report

Bruce Sherwell
Head Tutor

  • 15 years in the industry
  • Diverse projects: motion graphics to music videos
  • Expertise in VR, motion capture, 3D
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About Red & Yellow

Creative thinking is the most important skill. Artificial Intelligence and robots are going to replace some of the jobs we know today.

Red & Yellow is the business school where talented people go to develop the career skills they need to thrive in this digital world.

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The World Wide Web keeps evolving – from the early days when we primarily used the internet as an information highway to today where it enables our connections with family, friends, our communities, and anyone online who shares our interests anywhere in the world. It would seem almost natural for the next stage of evolution to be an actual immersion of the web. This is how we identify the metaverse – a place where a persistent virtual world meets virtual augmented reality, and Web3.0.

As we enter the next evolution of digital technology, there is no doubt that the metaverse will be influenced by how we interact, behave, and choose to represent ourselves in the world. Augmented and virtual realities are the essential technologies that will shape access to the metaverse while integrating real and simulated experiences to fulfil the key factors that motivate human connection. Opportunities for marketing in the metaverse also open innovation and experimentation for brands and users alike

The metaverse is all about experiences. From games and social interactions to shopping, theatre, and e-sports; the potential future metaverse can transform human experiences with its immersive and real-time space

Decentralisation, infinite connections, and opportunities to create, explore, and experience a limitless reality are all enticing concepts for human curiosity and evolution. With the metaverse, it becomes possible in ways that we have not yet imagined. As the movement progresses and industry leaders gain ground in this dynamic space, we can expect to see erratic growth and innovation by new entrants and inventive creatives.

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