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Virtual and Mixed Reality Design and Storytelling

Dates: June 4–15, 2018
Tuition: $2,500
2 undergraduate credits

Immersive storytelling alters the way we experience narratives and dynamic interaction. Virtual reality creates digital worlds that we interact with through gestures, touch and tactile controls. Tell stories with 360 spherical video and interactive games. Mixed reality re-imagines and explores the literal space around the user with holographic computing. Create and experience something digital that is integrated with the physical world. 

By providing professional virtual and mixed reality resources, this residency offers artists the opportunity to explore the design challenges of interactive projects. Participants will be encouraged to explore new technologies while engaging their own aesthetics and concepts. Critiques will help participants define their projects, and visiting artists and faculty from various VR and game design backgrounds will support resident artists through their process. 

Artists will have access to facilities at the BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects Department from 8:30 am to 11:00 pm daily. Artists will be provided with workstations and software, including Unreal Engine, Unity, Maya, Nuke, Cara VR, Adobe Creative Cloud and Avid ProTools, as well as shared access to Silverdraft Demon VR workstations, HTC Vive headsets, Oculus Rift headsets, Samsung Gear headsets, Microsoft Hololens, a motion-capture stage, a green-screen studio and a sound studio. 

In addition, participants have the opportunity to visit local animation and visual effects studios to hear about how they create virtual reality projects for their clients. The residency will conclude with a final presentation of the work created for guests and industry professionals. 

Faculty will include Tyler Hopf, Josh Planz and Tim Doolen, among others.

Note: Applicants should have a working knowledge relevant software packages, such as Unreal Engine, Unity, Autodesk Maya and/or Blender. Participants will be held responsible for payment of any loss, theft or damage incurred to the equipment. SVA provides information on affordable insurance plans.

For further information or questions regarding SVA's Summer Residencies e-mail [email protected] or call 212.592.2188.

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