Centre for Digital Media Virtual Reality Bootcamp

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders On-Campus program for high school students ages 15–18, and is offered at the Centre for Digital Media campus in Vancouver.

The Centre for Digital Media (CDM) Virtual Reality Bootcamp introduces you to immersive technologies that will inspire you to create and experience new worlds. Come away from this bootcamp with an understanding of virtual reality (VR) concepts, and why we use this technology for our real world. 

In week one, focus on the 3D immersive design process and take part in fun group activities to learn:

  • problem-solving
  • ideation
  • rapid prototyping
  • team collaboration
  • skills and concepts in Unity, a game development engine, to create VR games and experiences.

In week two, take on the unique design challenges of building for VR. Together with a team, you’ll brainstorm and work together to create a rapid prototype to solve a real-world problem.

At the end of course, you and your team will present your VR prototype, and come away with an exciting project for your portfolio.

An Oculus Quest 2 VR headset is recommended for this bootcamp, but not required. You can buy a headset from Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg or your local retailer.

Meet your instructor

To be announced.

Course Format

This bootcamp takes place at the Centre for Digital Media (CDM), Monday to Friday, 9am–3pm. CDM is a state-of-the-art building approximately 30 minutes from UBC Vancouver.

If you choose to live on the UBC Vancouver campus, we will help you get to and from CDM by public transit, a ride of approximately 45 minutes.

Note: CDM Bootcamp students follow a different weekday schedule than UBC Vancouver students. Instead of attending afternoon workshops at the UBC Vancouver campus, Bootcamp students have access to workshop materials online. Bootcamp students also can meet other Future Global Leaders through the Virtual Student Lounge. If you choose to stay on campus, you’ll participate in evening and weekend Future Global Leaders activities.

To Register
After you add the course to your cart, you’re asked to complete your registration by creating a new account or logging in. If you are a parent, guardian or other adult registering for the first time on behalf of your student, please create the account in the name of the high school student attending UBC Future Global Leaders, not in your name.

To register, click “Open all” under Available Sessions, select the applicable Type under Fees / Tuition. You can pay a CAD$500 now or pay in full. Select “Scheduled Payment” if you wish to pay a CAD$500 deposit now and the balance later. We will automatically process the balance owing on June 2, 2023 for the Residence option and July 17, 2023 for the Commuter option. Do not select Scheduled Payment if you wish to pay in full now.

Click ADD TO CART. Once you have successfully added the items to your shopcart, click COMPLETE REGISTRATION to be directed to our online payment portal.

Available Sessions

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Jul 31, 2023-Aug 11, 2023 | Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM | Centre for Digital Media | Prices Vary

Code: SA033S23C
Offered: On Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Jul 31, 2023-Aug 11, 2023
Students staying in residence should arrive in Vancouver on Sunday, July 30. Students not staying in residence should arrive at 8:15am on Monday, July 31 at the Centre for Digital Media (CDM) campus. Students are reminded that there are classes on Monday, August 7 (BC Day).
10 sessions
9:00 AM-3:00 PM Pacific Time


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$4590.00 $229.50 $4819.50
$2835.00 $141.75 $2976.75
$3415.00 $170.75 $3585.75
$1710.00 $85.50 $1795.50