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In this course, students will design Extended Reality (XR) Scenarios following worldbuilding practices. Through a variety of lectures and collaborative discussions, students will learn to use immersive storytelling and worldbuilding framework in ideating creative solutions to be applied to XR experiences. The course focuses on a holistic design process where students practice various design tools, from narrative design, persona creation, to storyboarding and user journey mapping. Students will design and present one major XR project the whole course in groups. Using this iterative design process, the students are expected to develop creative and critical thinking about the rules and systems of today’s world through alternate scenarios of the near future.

Course Aim:

The main objective of the course is to teach students to design an immersive experience following a creative, learn by doing the process. While the main focus is on the use of worldbuilding methodology, the special emphasis will be on the integrity of the final immersive interactive experience design idea. Students will gain an understanding of immersive storytelling and worldbuilding framework and experience a collaborative approach to ideate and prototype immersive experiences. They will learn to receive and give critique and iterate on feedback collected.

Pre-requisites:

  • A background in social sciences is not required. Koç University invites all interested students to apply, regardless of their background or major.
  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA is required.
  • The language of instruction is English. Students must hold a minimum of TOEFL PBT 550, TOEFL CBT 213, TOEFL IBT 80, or IELTS 6.5 (Not applicable to students applying from institutions whose medium of instruction is English).

Credits:

You will earn 6 ECTS credits and be given a certificate of participation at the end of the course.

Program dates​:

July 5 – July 22, 2021

Application deadline: 

April 16, 2021

 

For further details about the program, application, tuition fee and scholarships, please visit our program webpage:

https://oip.ku.edu.tr/global-programs-and-projects/special-summer-and-winter-programs/study-visits/worldbuilding/

 

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