Learn how Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) content is created from inception to delivery, and how the 360 environment, immersive and interactive content are integrated with narrative story development and design. Throughout the course, leading hardware and software technology companies cover all stages of the process of content creation, from live action and CG capture to production and post-production by exploring and pushing the limitations of traditional and digital formats. Content creators discuss how they integrate those technologies in their projects and how technologies can benefit and support their ideas to define a unique language which may yet to be known. Students have the opportunity to test and try out these innovations in class, getting familiar with game engines (Unity), learning more about platforms and operating systems (Oculus), and understanding hardware use and support in live action and CG production (Nokia). Concurrently, prominent creators and producers demo the different types of AR/VR experiences, 360 videos, immersive media formats, and game-driven interactive content. At the end of the course you have an understanding of the AR/VR landscape and how to incorporate interactive elements in your creative projects.
Course OutlineInterested in VR? Learn how VR content is created and how the 360 environment immerses viewers in a world. Gain insight into interactive content and story development from leading hardware and software technology companies.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Acting : Electives
- Business and Management of Entertainment : Electives
- Cinematography : Cinematography
- Directing : Elective
- Entertainment Studies : Producing, Electives
- Film and TV Development : Electives
- Independent Producing : Electives
- Producing : Electives
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required