6 best online courses to learn metaverse skills

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The tech universe never ceases to amaze us. Things we could only imagine are slowly becoming a reality. The advent of new technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) has carved a way for new and exciting ways to develop virtual environments. These technologies coupled with the evolution of the internet provide fertile grounds for the development of metaverse. 

Major tech giants including Microsoft and Facebook believe that a metaverse will be one of the torchbearers of the new generation of the internet. Although there is a lot of looming uncertainty around the metaverse and its future, one thing is certain; people are interested. Besides, people are spending more time than ever before on the internet. This is also why they are seeking experimental and immersive ways to spend their time on digital platforms. 

What is even more interesting is that metaverse platforms including Sandbox and Decentraland have managed to catch the attention of big personalities from the world of entertainment and business. Who would have thought that “virtual land” would be a thing? As bizarre as it sounds, the prices of virtual land are skyrocketing, with sales touching $500 million in 2021. This staggering figure indicates that there is a sea of opportunity for skilled metaverse architects, visionaries, engineers, and marketers. 

After all, these are the people who will be responsible for building the metaverse. If you are interested in creating a digital universe and working in this space,  it is a good time to learn some metaverse skills. The question is, where can you learn these metaverse skills. Do not fret, we have you covered.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the best online courses to learn and metaverse skills and kickstart your journey in this uncertain, yet exciting phase of the internet. 

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Online courses to learn metaverse skills

1. Metaverse Masterclass by Udemy

Udemy is one of the leading open course providers in the world, and for a good reason. Here is another reason why it is so highly regarded by online learners worldwide. The platform offers a Metaverse Masterclass for all aspiring individuals who are looking to make a career as a digital universe architect. 

The course starts with the general-purpose class which covers the basics and aims to teach users “everything about the metaverse”. As they always do, Udemy offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you do not find the content of the course useful. 

The course takes you through the technical components of the metaverse such as cryptocurrencies, NFTs, blockchains, and how you can invest in these innovations. Besides, you will also learn how you can buy or sell land in a metaverse. The course is curated to help you determine which elements of metaverse development you would like to explore further. 

2. Coursera: Virtual Reality Specialization

We will experience the metaverse through the virtual reality (VR) lens. This course is free with some financial aid and talks about the software and hardware required in building immersive 3D worlds. Users can experience the realms of these virtual worlds in the same fashion as they experience real worlds. They can experience these worlds using next-generation devices including VR headsets. 

The course also touches on the fundamentals of 3D graphic design and encourages you to develop your own game in the VR environment. 

3. Web3 Blockchain Bootcamp

If you know or understand Javascript, this online metaverse course is for you. You will learn the ABC of web3 technology. In addition, you will also understand the principles of encrypted and decentralized software design. The course will also cover topics such as smart contracts, blockchain, and Ethereum. 

Eventually, the course will teach you how to develop your own decentralized application (dApp). This course is not for anyone without prior knowledge or experience in software development. 

4. The Complete Unity Game Development Course

This is a power-packed 20-hour course predominantly designed for those interested in building video games on the well-known Unity platform. Having said that, the topics it covers are very relevant in creating relevant 3D-type environments that are gaining attention for metaverse projects. Besides, at the moment, Unity is the most used engine among developers who are involved in building VR applications. 

5. SuperHi Intro to User Experience Design

One of the core components of metaverse design is a seamless and smooth user experience (UX). This course primarily helps you understand the basics of user experience, with which you can learn the fundamental principles of creating high-quality virtual worlds and environments. Some of the topics that are covered in this online course include testing, prototyping, wireframing, and more. These are some of the key skills you will require to communicate your vision to others. 

6. Learn Roblox Studio

If you are not interested in learning and creating metaverse environments from scratch, it is a good idea to learn a tool that comes with a plethora of native editing tools. Contrary to popular belief, Roblox is not a game for kids. In fact, it is one of the most widely used metaverse platforms worldwide. Even big brands including Nike, Nascar, and Forever 21 use Roblox to provide a seamless digital marketing experience to their customers. 

Roblox Studio provides tutorials and courses which are aimed to help newbies and amateur metaverse architects and designers. 

Wrapping it up!

A women interacting with tech in a metaverse

The metaverse space is booming and this fanaticism is like to be seen in the future as well. While many predict that the metaverse will change the game completely for companies and normal citizens on this planet, we are entering a new phase in the tech world. 

As the biggest tech giants continue to rope in millions of dollars in this internet revolution, it is a good time to learn a few metaverse skills. These are some of the best online courses which will help you make a career in the metaverse industry.

Do let us know if there are other interesting courses to learn the ins and outs of metaverse designing and more. 

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SEE ALSO: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in Gaming: Present and the Future

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Karandeep is a technical content writer based out of Pune, a city in India that is also known as the Oxford of the East. His journey with writing started in 2014 when he decided to try his luck in a gaming startup as a Content Developer. Since then, he has written on a wide range of topics within the gaming and the tech space. Apart from his love for gaming, Karandeep is keeping tabs on the hottest trends in the tech industry. After completing his Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) from Symbiosis International University, Pune, he worked as an intern in an NGO that focused on urban development.
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