Immersive Digital Art explores how artists and designers use interactive digital systems to create immersive media experiences. These are environments that use illusory and physical cues to give participants the impression that they are inside of an experience. Case studies show how theatre, visual art, music and dance play a central role in developing immersive digital media. Students create a speculative design proposal for their own immersive media project.
Virtual Studio Lab is a project-oriented course in which graduate students drawn from multiple disciplines rely on experimentation and collective action to investigate the expressive potential of the virtual studio environment. Participants conceptualize, develop and present new performing arts projects in a fully-online format structured around multimodal collaboration. Readings, discussion and experiental sessions introduce foundational material involving interactivity, immersion, AR/VR, social connectivity, and related topics.