Virtual Reality for Architecture Course - ZIGURAT Institute of Tecnology
Postgraduate Courses

Postgraduate Programme in Virtual Reality for Architecture

4 months
Starts in
April 2024
Live Online
ZIGURAT Institute of Technology

Explore the Future of Design with Our Virtual Reality for Architecture Course

Are you looking to take your architecture and design skills to the next level? Do you want to be able to visualize your designs in a realistic, interactive environment? Then our virtual reality architecture course is perfect for you!

With our programme, you will have the opportunity to work with powerful and versatile software like Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, and Rhino. These tools will reduce rendering waiting times and add interaction to the experiences you create, allowing you to see your designs come to life in real-time.

Not only will you be able to simulate real-world scenarios, but you will also enhance collaboration with your teams and anticipate future problems. Our experienced professors will guide you through the course, helping you to develop a final project that consists of a hyper-realistic 3D apartment that can be toured in real-time, allowing your viewers to enjoy an immersive and interactive experience like no other. Enroll in our virtual reality for architecture course today and start creating incredible, realistic designs that will impress and engage your audience!

Academic content


Module 1

3D Modelling Fundamentals in Rhino

Unit 1. Introduction to 3D Modelling in Rhino

Unit 2. SubD Modelling in Rhino 7

Unit 3. Import and Export 3D Data

M1 Workweek

Module 2

Real Time Rendering in Twinmotion

Unit 1. Introduction to Twinmotion and Data Import

Unit 2. Scene Preparation: Lighting, Materials, 3D Assets

Unit 3. Project Delivery: Images, Videos and VR

M2 Workweek

Module 3

Interactive Visualisations in Unreal Engine

Unit 1. Introduction to Unreal Engine and Data Import

Unit 2. Scene Setup: Meshes, Lighting, Materials, Cameras

Unit 3. Interaction Design

Unit 4. Packaging a Build

M3 Workweek


Course Final Project

You will bring together all your newly acquired skills and knowledge to create a 3D project of an apartment that can be navigated as a virtual tour.

Faculty board

Francesca Silvi

Co-Founder & Director at SASI Studio

Mattia Santi

Co-Founder & Director at SASI Studio,

The teachers, software and project management knowledge are highlights of this programme, and the methodology allows for good workflow and work/study balance
The professors are experts in the field, giving us valuable references that remain relevant till date and building blocks to further learning and research
The knowledge and skills I acquired have had a tremendous impact on my professional life. Now I can create 3D designs more efficiently and impressively than ever before, and I will apply this knowledge in all my upcoming projects
They gave me a promotion thanks to my VR skills!

The ZIGURAT methodology

Digital, transformative education, based on real people and real projects.

Active & Social Learning

Training based on participation and collaboration

Studying at ZIGURAT means expanding your professional network and having the unique opportunity to participate in selective working groups, decided on through the expertise of our professors: leaders in technological innovation and construction.

Lifelong Support

A holistic view of the professional profile

From the initial orientation to post-Master's advice, we guide you to have a critical and 360º vision of your future as an expert in the sector.

Online Experience

Interactive and flexible digital experiences

Through live sessions with industry leaders and high-quality materials on global case studies, our learning approach adapts well to the hybrid pace of today's professionals.



Admission process

Application for admission
Send us your application, your CV and a short presentation.
Personal interview
Our admissions team will arrange an interview with you.
Submission of documentation
Send us the necessary documentation to assess your application.
Admissions Committee
Our committee will evaluate your application.
Admission decision
If you meet the requirements, you will get your place.
Follow the enrolment steps indicated by the advisor.

Admission Request

If you wish to start the admission process, click here Admission Process.

ZIGURAT also offers financial aid plans, which 2,000 students have benefited from since we were founded. If you would like to find out more about these plans, you can do so by clicking on the link Institutional Grants.

Applications are open until the end of the available places and financial endowment of each program.

What is the relationship between architecture and virtual reality?

Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that allows users to experience a computer-generated 3D environment as if they were physically present within it. In architecture, VR can be used to create immersive, interactive simulations of buildings and spaces before they are built. This allows architects and clients to experience and evaluate a design in a more realistic and detailed way, and make changes as needed. Therefore, the relationship between architecture and virtual reality is that VR is a tool that architects can use to better understand and communicate design ideas, and to enhance the design process.

What software will I learn in this virtual reality for architecture course?

You will learn Rhino (3D Modelling), Twinmotion (Real Time Rendering) and Unreal Engine (Interactive Visualizations). All this tools will help you explore and improve the design process by generating different scenarios that will allow a more continuous review of the project.

Do I need to know how to model with Rhino to join this virtual reality for arquitecture course?

No, this knowledge is not required to enroll.

What are the career opportunities/applications of this virtual reality for arquitecture course?

This virtual reality for architecture course offers many career opportunities and applications for which there is a very strong and growing demand. These are career paths that go beyond the AECO sector, as this course is the perfect option for those who are interested in taking their first steps in virtual reality with any type of application or industry. Let's take a look at some possibilities:

Architectural visualisation in virtual reality (real estate, construction companies, developers, engineering, architectural firms): You can use virtual reality to create virtual representations of architectural projects, allowing clients and professionals to experience and explore designs before they are built. This involves creating 3D models, rendering and creating interactive virtual tours.
Immersive project presentations (architecture, industrial design, advertising, marketing): You can use virtual reality as a presentation tool to show your architectural projects to clients, investors or construction teams. This allows for a more complete understanding and an immersive experience that helps to visualise what the finished space will look like.
Design simulations and spatial analysis: Virtual reality allows you to simulate and analyse different spatial scenarios in real time. You can use this technology to evaluate the design of architectural spaces, analyse lighting, people flow, ergonomics and make adjustments prior to physical construction.
Virtual reality application developer: You can use your knowledge of virtual reality to develop interactive virtual reality applications and experiences in a variety of fields, such as entertainment, education, medicine and training simulation.
Video game developer: Virtual reality is a growing technology in the video game industry. You can apply your skills to create immersive and exciting virtual reality experiences within games and interactive entertainment applications.
Virtual reality experience designer: You can specialise in designing virtual reality experiences for events, trade shows, museums and exhibitions. This includes the creation of virtual environments, interactions and visually stunning content.
3D Artist specialising in virtual reality for product development: You can use your artistic skills and 3D modelling knowledge to create detailed and visually appealing virtual environments for virtual reality applications such as games, architectural simulations and data visualisation.