Creating Immersive Worlds

Creating Immersive Worlds

This introductory course focuses on building virtual worlds and understanding how immersive interactive media and social presence can help create entirely new forms of compelling experiences and narratives. Throughout the course, students will become familiar with critical concepts such as iterative design, play testing, object-oriented programming, physically based rendering of light and sound, 3D modeling, logic and experience design. They will take a design-based approach to content creation, developing a proficiency in a variety of software tools, development methodologies and creation techniques. Students will work over 7 weeks in design teams to create interactive virtual worlds to be experienced on VR hardware.