VFS partners University of Portsmouth and Solent LEP launch UK’s first integrated facility to support innovation in creative and immersive extended reality
The Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality (CCIXR) is the UK’s first integrated facility to support innovation in the creative and digital technologies of virtual, augmented and extended realities.
Funded by £5.2 million investment – including £3.6 million from Solent LEP – CCIXR will deliver immersive and creative extended reality (XR) facilities which enable, support and grow the significant Digital Creative Industries sector. Through innovation and the application of XR technology, CCIXR will support economic growth and enhanced productivity in a variety of sectors locally, nationally and globally.
Building on the University’s recognised expertise and excellence in digital innovation and the application of emerging technologies to different markets, CCIXR will provide a specialist focus for innovation for a range of industries, consolidating and enhancing the strength of the creative, digital and cultural sectors in the Solent region.
CCIXR will also enable students in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries to explore next-generation XR facilities, and to discover how the immersive pipeline works by helping make virtual and immersive worlds come to life, with an enormous range of applications.
Immersive technologies will play a part in nearly all courses in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, particularly BSc Virtual and Augmented Reality, BSc Computer Animation and Visual Effects, BSc Computer Games Technology, BSc Computer Games Enterprise, BA or BSc Creative Computing, BA or BSc Music Technology, and MSc Creative Technologies.