In a nutshell

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, our summer school has been cancelled and postponed until 2021.

When

Summer 2021

What

Intensive 10-day programme on exploring and implementing narrative structures that lead to an immersive experience in Virtual Reality.

During 10 days the participants will have the opportunity to conceive and construct a virtual reality experience under the guidance of experienced coaches. In multidisciplinary teams you will learn about the immersion, user-centered storytelling, interactive design, protyping, 360° recording and editing, coding and user testing. The equipment of the Immersive Lab of the AP University College will be at your disposition.

Where

Campus Spoor Noord, AP University College Antwerp, Belgium

Who

Bachelors, Masters and professionals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds: coding, web design, games design, journalism, filmmaking, photography, literature, the arts and creative industries.

Course description

The Immersive Lab of the AP University College investigates how advanced storytelling can intensify the user experience in a 360° environment. Too often VR is used as a gimmick, while still using the grammar of old media such as movies or games. Storytellers have to learn the technical and productional side of immersive storytelling and they have to investigate how to embed new opportunities into new and old narrative techniques. 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. During these 10 days you will learn about the mechanisms of immersion, user-centered storytelling, interactive design, combining analogue and digital prototyping, 360° recording and editing, coding and user testing.

External partner

AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp

ECTS

3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the (extended) programme. 

Registration fee

Students: €500

Professionals: €950

Fee includes course material, coffee breaks, lunch, farewell dinner and social activities. Does not include accommodation.

Scholarships

University of Antwerp students and students of the AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp are entitled to a refund of €150 after completion of the summer school.

Limited number of reduced fees of €100 available for recognised refugees.

Application details

Online through Mobility Online 

Application deadline

To be determined

More information

www.uantwerp.be/storytelling-summerschool