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AR and VR Programmer

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a AR and VR Programmer

An AR and VR programmer utilises advanced software to generate experiences that transform how users view their surroundings.

It can involve creating a VR app for a phone or developing an AR gaming device.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Create 3D gaming experiences.
  • Test and develop new software for AR and VR devices.
  • Continually improve user experience.

Getting in and Qualifications


If you plan on becoming an AR and VR Programmer, there is a range of options available.

3D modelling is an important part of the role. Study for a bachelor’s degree in 3D modelling and learn how to work with complex software.

Studying for a higher qualification like a Masters in 3D rendering is another good step towards becoming an AR and VR Programmer.




AR and VR Programmers have strong technical knowledge and computer skills. An apprenticeship in ICT or Software Development can help you gain these skills. 

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to get the correct information.