MIAMI BEACH, Florida, October 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Next Galaxy Corp. (OTC Pink: NXGA), a leading developer of innovative content solutions and fully immersive consumer virtual reality, has teamed up with Miami Dade College to offer an "Introduction to Virtual Reality" course at its Miami Animation and Game International Complex - or "MAGIC" for short. MAGIC is a state of the art interactive learning facility for students to learn to create anything animated -video games, cartoons and movies and more.
"We are excited to team up with Next Galaxy to bring a hands on program in Virtual Reality to the community," said MAGIC chairperson Mauricio Ferrazza. "We actually put together this facility as if it were a real animation studio. MAGIC is giving students the chance to take part in something that the state has been lacking for quite some time. MDC is the only public college in the state with this kind of facility and program. The animation industry has been spilling out to other industries: architecture, forensic, medical, product design. They're all using these technologies for their indicators so we really saw a demand in the work force."
As part of the introductory course, students will receive Next Galaxy's VR package featuring its Ceek 4D Audio Headphones and controller, as well as a VR Headset. The partnership creates an opportunity for students to learn to build content designed for the burgeoning Virtual Reality market, as well as for Next Galaxy to create a network of trained professionals to work on future projects and also produce ongoing sales of NGC's VR Package.
Next Galaxy will also provide an in-studio experience for the VR program, where students get to learn about VR through in-classroom instruction and hands on projects learning to make 360 videos, 3D immersive Audio, Computer Generated VR Environments and other VR formats for a variety of industries.
Said Mary Spio, President of Next Galaxy: "Virtual reality is about to take off in a way that I don't think anybody can fully comprehend. We're totally convinced of the role Virtual Reality will play in most aspects of education, commerce, entertainment and training of all kinds in the future. We are extremely pleased to be a leader in the development of the tools and help young people play an active role in what is probably the biggest development ever."
Miami Dade College ("MDC") is the largest and most diverse college in the nation with more than 165,000 students from across the world. The university recently unveiled the Miami Animation and Game International Complex, a state of the art interactive learning building for students who want to major in animation and game development. In its tradition as a leader in education, MDC is adding Virtual Reality to its curriculum.
Mary Spio, President of Next Galaxy has been instrumental in guiding the MDC management in developing its virtual reality curriculum. A few months ago, Mary Spio presented at MDC North Campus' convocation where 500 educators were present and discussed opportunities for integrating virtual reality into standard classroom curriculum and remote learning.
"The industry is huge and there is such a need of talent, of people who have that blend of artistic and tech savvy education as well as hands on experience. It's rare to get that out of a student and this program is set up to give people that background," said Leah Hoyer, studio director for ArenaNet.
About Next Galaxy Corp.
Next Galaxy Corporation is a leading developer of innovative content solutions and fully Immersive Consumer Virtual Reality technology. The Company's flagship consumer products in development are CEEKARS - the world's first 4D Audio Headphones and mobile VR Controller and CEEK, the virtual reality world where you can play, connect and share experiences. Next Galaxy's CEEK simulates the communal experience of attending events, such as concerts, sporting events, movies or conferences. For more info visit http://www.nextgalaxycorp.com.
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