Mondays Sept 19 – Nov 28
9am to 12pm PT
Live on Zoom
Most sessions will feature an industry level guest speaker. Students will explore the immersive works they have created and ask them questions about those works. Students will also refine their Immersive Experience Design Template for their initial concept with more focus on Production Flow.
Class will include several virtual field trips.
One short essay paper will be required.
Week 1 Sept 19
Introductions and Goals for the Quarter
Review of Experience Design Template Phases for the first class.
How to use LinkedIn and other Networking tools
Week 2 Sept 26
Guest Speaker: Randal Kleiser
Randal Kleiser, esteemed director of films such as Grease and Blue Lagoon, will be joining us to discuss an immersive series he created called Defrost, based on an idea he had years before VR entered its third wave.
Week 3 Oct 3
Taylor Freeman of Axon Park.
Taylor’s company Axon Park, is building metaverse campuses for universities. They also create custom training modules for health practitioners.
They are at the forefront of reimagining education for the future.
Week 4 Oct 10
Guest Speaker: Brian Seth Hurst, who will discuss his
considerations for his historic immersive work: My Brother’s Keeper
Week 5 Oct 17
Social VR platforms and a Virtual Field Trip!!
We will discuss the important considerations for use and advantages of immersive social platforms. During this class, we will all be given a personalized tour of Meta’s Horizons, by a guide who have been deeply involved with the platform. Students will attend the virtual field trip via their Oculus Quest 2 headsets.
Week 6 Oct 24
Case Study: Health-related company/experience. Guest speaker still TBD; Virtual Field Trip
Week 7 Nov 7
Showcase experience: Climate Change behavioral intervention. Gust Speaker Yvla Hansdotter, Date TB Confirmed
Week 8 Nov 14
The Artistic Experience with Guest Speaker Kevin Mack. Oscar winner Kevin Mack takes on a wild and wonderful journey into the best of today’s VR art, including his own!!
Virtual Field Trip Museum of Other Realities
Week 9 Nov 21
Discussion of new directions. One on one meetings with students to refine their concepts.
Week 10 Nov 28
Next steps: Where do you go to market yourself with these new found skills?
Week 11 Dec 5
Final Presentations. We hope to have industry guests in attendance.