Immersive Narratives in VR/AR

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Immersive Narratives in VR/AR
Spring 2024
Taught By: Virgil Wong
Section: A

CRN: 13663

Credits: 3

The most impactful potential of virtual reality (VR) is not mere novelty or entertainment; immersive multimedia can fundamentally transform our point-of-view and understanding of the world around us. In this course, we will learn how VR is being used as a potent story-telling tool to create visceral sensations of presence and place, address social and political issues, and nurture meaningful changes in both individuals and communities. We will focus on how VR can foster empathy for others, by simulating their experiences and realities, and connect us to people's lives that we may never have otherwise imagined. The goals of the course are to familiarize students with current research and applications in VR and AR (augmented reality), guide them in developing their own concepts, and build an initial prototype. Students will only need a smartphone, computer, and a mobile VR headset (either a $2 Google Cardboard or $90 Samsung Gear VR).

The pre-requsite of Media Design (NMDS 5008) or instructor permission is required but no other previous experience in VR or 3-D modeling is required. All designers, filmmakers, journalists, and activists interested in VR and AR are welcome.
Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:46pm EDT 4/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024