Tomorrow’s Master of 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.

Tomorrow’s Master of Digital Media (TMDM) 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

BILL ZHAO is a senior interactive developer and Unity Certified Instructor at the Master of Digital Media Program at the Centre for Digital Media. He brings a passion for entertainment, user experience and creativity to team projects, some of which have taken top awards in contests and research fairs.

A skilled communicator, Bill has fostered industry and university relationships like IDEA-X, and contributes to Unity3d and mobile project development, e-learning software development and course management tools at CDM. He’s a natural teacher and likes to share his digital and artistic knowledge to inspire students, and dreams of improving the human condition using digital media. 

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.

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 May 13, 2022 for the Residence option and June 10, 2022 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 25, 2022-Aug 5, 2022 | Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM | | Prices Vary

Code: SA033S22B
Offered: On Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Jul 25, 2022-Aug 5, 2022
10 sessions
9:00 AM-3:00 PM Pacific Time
1nstructor: Bill Zhao


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$4250.00 $212.50 $4462.50
$2750.00 $137.50 $2887.50
$3160.00 $158.00 $3318.00
$1660.00 $83.00 $1743.00
Limited seats remain