Tomorrow’s Master of Digital Media Virtual Reality

This course is part of the UBC Future Global Leaders Pre-University Program for high school students ages 15-18, and is offered at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver. This program offers the option to stay in a UBC student residence during the program or commute daily.

Tomorrow’s Master of Digital Media (TMDM) Virtual Reality introduces you to new 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 keep developing it for our real world.

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

  • problem-solving
  • ideation
  • rapid prototyping
  • team collaboration
  • Unity game engine to create VR games and experiences

In week two, you’ll take on the unique design challenges of building for Virtual Reality. 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.

Where you’ll learn
This bootcamp takes place at the Centre for Digital Media (CDM), Monday to Friday, 9am–3pm. CDM is in Vancouver in 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.

Also included with this course
Instead of attending UBC Future Global Leaders afternoon workshops at the UBC Vancouver campus, TMDM Virtual Reality students receive a free enrolment to Your Guide to Getting into a Canadian University, an online course you can take at your convenience. You’ll receive a voucher to enrol.

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. His 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.

Available Sessions

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