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Immersive Environments

In this international Minor, you learn how to create an interactive multimodal experience for a physical space. “Storytelling through all senses” is a key subject.

See what our students have worked on during our immersive environments course

In a world where technology is changing at a fast pace, designers need to keep up with the times. The physical world offers opportunities to create new immersive experiences, past the borders of interactive mobile or desktop interaction. In creating smart physical spaces, we can tell stories encompassing all senses using all kinds of technologies. These could be interactive spaces in musea, shops, festivals, events, trade shows, conferences, or outdoor locations. In this international Minor, you learn how to create an interactive experience for a physical space.

“Storytelling for all senses with AI” is a key subject, as well as creative growth, AI and technology. In a discovery period of several weeks, you will experiment with all kinds of different technologies like sensors, light, interaction, video projection, mapping, touch designer movement and sound. During this period, you will get workshops and inputs from experts. After the discovery period you dive deeper into a specific self-picked skill and work on their self-defined learning goals. Students will work in the Makerslab, Immersive Lab and Audio lab at the campus. The minor IE also has a dedicated studio to experiment and build interactive installations. Students will work together with their peers on client-based projects to create physical experiences. 

Who are we looking for?

We strive to have a mix of students from different backgrounds:
Theater, Film, Branding, CMD, ICT, Spatial design, Product design, Exhibition design, Sound, Fashion, Light, interest in technology and creativity is a must.

Knowledge and skills on the following subjects are a plus:
Video, Audio, Animation, 3D, light, projection, Arduino, sensors, AI, sketching, visualization, prototyping tools.

Students should have a good command of the English language.

Learning Goals & Competences

  • You can develop a concept for a multimodal multi-sensory interactive experience in a physical space, and know what aspects are important to create such an experience.
  • You learn how to make your ideas tangible, and work in a diverse team.
  • You can create an immersive experience taking into account the wishes of a client.
  • You are not afraid to experiment. 
  • You know which technologies could be involved in creating these experiments.
  • You have had a deep dive in a personally defined technological or design skill.
  • You become aware and get a grip of your own creativity and developed your growth mindset.

In case you have any questions, please contact the international Office CMD (international-cmd@hva.nl) and/or the minor coordinator Bart-Jan Steerenberg b.steerenberg@hva.nl

More information

Find more detailed information here:  https://ispace.amsterdam(opens in new window) 
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Want to apply?

How to apply for a CMD Exchange programme

Application deadline

15 April 2024.

Please contact our International Office for more information: international-cmd@hva.nl.