Create VR games and Experiences with the Virtual Reality Mini-Degree

| July 18, 2018

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Ithaca College Television

Ithaca College's ICTV is based in Ithaca, NY. Founded in 1958, it is the nation's oldest student-run station. ICTV reaches approximately 26,000 households in Tompkins County. It airs original, student-produced programming Sunday through Thursday, 6:30-11PM, during the academic year on Time Warner Cable (Channel 16) as well as on a live stream at ICTV.org. ICTV airs approximately 20 shows a semester through the efforts of over 300 volunteers.

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