• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Computer Science, Digital Humanities, Creative Arts
Introduction to Virtual Reality (ARTV6059)

This course provides an introduction to immersive virtual reality. Students will be taken through
the process of creating an interactive virtual environment intended for stereoscopic output and,
in the second half of the course, will develop their own immersive and interactive project. The
course introduces students to experience (UX) design, interaction design and interface design for
immersive environments. The conceptual and experiential possibilities of immersive VR are
explored and developed in the context of a creative work or a collaborative creative work.
Students will develop a research and development portfolio as a pre-production component to
the creation of the creative work. This portfolio is a comprehensive planning document that
clarifies the theoretical, conceptual and technical scope of the creative work. Typical areas of
investigation at this level include, but are not restricted to, interface design, interaction design,
experience design and simple programming. Workplace health and safety is approached
professionally at this level.

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Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5101 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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