Storytelling in virtual reality. An immersive experience.


In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the management of the University of Antwerp decided to cancel the physical version of the summer schools taking place in 2020.

Therefore, Storytelling in virtual reality. An immersive encounter will take place in 2021. The programme will remain mostly the same. If you want to stay tuned about the launch of the next edition, please sign up for the Antwerp Summer University newsletter.

About the summer school

‘Immersive storytelling’ means as much as overwhelming the audience with your story. The idea exists that Virtual Reality (VR) may lead to more immersive stories. The last decades VR-applications have mostly been restricted to lab environments and specialized industries. Thanks to several market launches of head mounted displays, 360° camera’s, game accessories, virtual reality hard- and software, … VR-applications have recently become within reach of consumers. Therefore, the potential breakthrough of immersive storytelling for a large audience challenges the field.

In the research project Show&Tell! researchers from the AP University College Antwerp have been investigating the mechanisms behind immersive storytelling. The outcome of this research project is a set of tools that can be used by creatives, producers, programmers, … in the production process of a virtual reality experience. Participants of the summer school ‘Storytelling in virtual reality. An immersive encounter.’ are given the opportunity to work with this toolbox in multidisciplinary teams. Under the guidance of experienced coaches, they will conceive and create a VR experience using the facilities of the Immersive Lab of the AP University College.