From Pulse@Chatham: Chatham University Awarded $1 Million Grant by McElhattan Foundation

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Chatham University announced today that it has been awarded a $1 million grant from the McElhattan Foundation to help fund its new Bachelor of Immersive Media program launching in Fall 2019.

Chatham’s Bachelor of Immersive Media Program (IMM) blends virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology with theory and practice to equip students with knowledge of computer programming, architecture, 3D modeling, game development engines, writing, and design thinking. There are currently over 500 million devices that are VR and/or AR capable, and immersive media is projected to be a $40 billion market by 2020. Chatham’s IMM degree will prepare graduates for careers in this expanding industry in the fields of entertainment, healthcare, game design, architecture, training and education, marketing, and more.

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