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Meta: Getting Started with Spark AR

Augmented reality (AR) technology has reached the mainstream and is more accessible than ever. This introductory Spark AR course gives you the tools to enter into an alternative world without requiring a technical background.

Getting Started with Spark AR
4 weeks
16–20 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
Optional upgrade available

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Starts Feb 23
Ends Aug 15

About this course

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Spark AR Studio is an augmented reality platform for Mac and Windows that allows for the creation of AR effects and filters for AR experiences. Spark AR Studio allows you to create your own AR effects from simple graphics to more elaborate world-building animation. You will also gain access to the AR Library which serves as a starting point for 3D files and sounds. Learning how to use these tools could be your first step towards becoming a professional creator, ultimately allowing you to become a Meta-certified professional. The effects created can be used across many social media platforms with a variety of intentions.

This course starts from the basics of navigating the Spark AR studio, allowing you to build your first effects and share them with an active community of digital artists. The course aims to enable you to translate ideas into reality in the form of a design project and also to consider the future possibilities of going deeper and starting a career in the growing world of AR.

Tutorials and immersive activities develop your ability to create basic augmented reality effects that you can review on any Android or iPhone/Apple device. Once created these effects can be customized and then published onto various platforms for use.

As part of its partnership with edX, Meta will provide a voucher for free access to itsSpark AR Certification exam to the first 200 learners who complete Spark AR for Beginners Program on and receive a certificate of completion from edX. Learners who complete the certification will gain access to the Meta Career Programs Job Board , an exclusive job platform that connects learners who are certified in any Meta Certification with affiliated employers looking to hire talent.

At a glance

  • Institution: Meta
  • Subject: Design
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    Previous experience producing video and animation is useful, but not required.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated programs:
  • Associated skills:Smartphone Operation, Apache Spark, Augmented Reality, Social Media, Animations

What you'll learn

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  1. Create basic augmented reality (AR) effects using Spark AR.
  2. Apply lighting and filtering effects to custom assets in Spark AR.
  3. Publish and share your AR effects with the world.

This course is part ofSpark AR for Beginners Professional Certificate Program

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Expert instruction
2 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
2 months
16 - 20 hours per week

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