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Designing for the Metaverse

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 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.

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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.

Build future-proof skills

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

Learn from the best

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

Get more creative

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

Boost your career

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.

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

  • Using Blender, 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

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Course curriculum:

Module 01

Enter the Metaverse (1 week)

Module 02

Visualise the virtual (1 week)

Module 03

Creating VR Visualisation (2 weeks)

Module 04

Populating Virtual Spaces: Avatar/Character Design (3 weeks)

Module 05

Creating and Minting NFT Art (3 weeks)

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.

Bruce Sherwell

Head Tutor

Bruce Sherwell has been in the industry for 15 years and has worked on a variety of projects. These range from motion graphics for clients to music videos and massive scaled renders for award shows and conferences. He has also done real-time VR projects for clients. He has learned in this industry that it is important to be bold and not afraid to take on new challenges and mediums. So over the time he has been able to work on amazing digital projects using motion capture technology and virtual reality. This also includes 3D packages such as Blender, 3D Max, Unreal Engine, and Unity. Aside from that, his other interests outside of animation have been running and gaming.

Carmen Schaefer

Head of Academics

Carmen began her career as a graphic designer in the fast-paced world of advertising. Since then she has been lucky enough to have been involved in the education of South Africa’s most talented young creatives for the past 20 years. She currently leads the academic team at Red & Yellow and is committed to growing Red & Yellow into the most creative business school in the world. She also authors the annual employability report.

“I recently completed a Sports Sponsorship Marketing course through Red & Yellow Creative School of Business. It was very insightful, and has given me more context into an industry I am lucky enough to work in!”

Casey Bekker