Course Description

Augmented reality (AR) overlays digital content and information onto the physical world—as if it’s actually there with you–in your own space. AR opens up new creative avenues for artists and designers who want to reinvent human experiences by blending the virtual and the real. Interest in AR increased exponentially in the last few years and the technology has significantly affected the arts, activism, entertainment and other industries such as workplace training, social media content and news making.

Develop your understanding of both the creation and application of AR as you work on functional projects and participate in demonstrations and tutorials that familiarize you with AR design topics. You’ll learn Adobe Aero, as well as other AR platforms. At the end of the course you’ll have a working prototype that can be used in your own practice, as well as a range of foundational skills required to develop projects on multiple platforms.


Alumni Labs is your continuous road home for content that is relevant, forward looking, and connected to RISD's incredible network of graduates. 

Alumni Labs emerges from the understanding that learning and development do not stop once a student graduates from RISD. The Alumni Labs program, an interconnected hub of RISD Alumni, is focused on topics and goals that are important and relevant to personal enrichment and professional development. Courses are designed for alumni and provide spaces for learning that is driven by peer support, expert advice, and a rekindling of curiosity and creative practice. Participants will connect with fellow alumni (classmates, guest speakers/critics, hosts) to explore topics in a way that emphasizes real world relevance and opportunities to network. 

Alumni Labs packages course content in a way that recognizes and implements key RISD concepts such as critique, creative problem solving and critical making. Courses are then delivered to students who are part of the same creative community of like-minded peers who value these concepts. Development and networking do not stop once the course concludes. Students who complete the class will be given exclusive access to the RISD Network’s Alumni Labs page for continuous access to resource sharing and peer/expert engagement.


  • Students must have graduated from RISD with an undergraduate or graduate degree to participate.


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Jan 21, 2023 to Mar 03, 2023
Online, Live Sessions
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8:30PM to 10:00PM
Jan 24, 2023 to Mar 02, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $750.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 11, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 14, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 21, 2023 to Mar 03, 2023
Section Notes
Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For this course, you will need to have Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Please be sure to review the costs and minimum system requirements for these Adobe programs by following these links (Illustrator System RequirementsPhotoshop System RequirementsPricing Options).  In addition, a free download of Adobe Aero is required for 2D and 3D design assets, which will be used in this course. You can review the minimum system requirements for this free download by clicking here (Aero desktop or mobile).  Students are also encouraged to come with any other optional 3D software that they like to work with (eg. Substance 3D). 
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