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Immersive Media

Brief

In the minor Immersive Media students get 5 months to work full-time with new and interesting types of technologies to design and create solutions to real-life problems found in the creative industry.

Brief outline 

In the minor Immersive Media students get 5 months to work full-time with new and interesting types of technologies to design and create solutions to real-life problems found in the creative industry. These solutions will normally take the form of a product or prototype in the areas of virtual/augmented reality, animation, (embodied or digital) gaming, visual effects, etc. You will work in teams with other students from different disciplines under the guidance of a coach. Within these groups you will choose a role that fits your current knowledge and skills but also allows you to learn new topics.

The result of the minor should be a relevant and interesting professional portfolio item, new skills, new knowledge and new contacts within the creative industry.

Leerdoelen

Learning outcomes

Within the minor Immersive Media, we want you to learn how to:

  • Work and communicate in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Work and communicate with a client or partner.
  • Conceptualize and develop a creative media and game technology product in a systematic process.
  • Test and implement new technologies for real-world problems.
  • Acquire new knowledge and skills based on practical real-world problems.

Furthermore at the end of the minor we would like you to have:

  • A relevant and interesting professional portfolio item.
  • New skills and knowledge applicable in future projects.
  • New contacts within the creative industry.

Aanvullende informatie

Course instructions

At the beginning of the minor we will organize several project startups with partners from the creative industry. Based on these start-ups, you will choose a project you would like to join. Within the minor you will work in the CMGT Saxion Immersive Media lab. You will meet your coach weekly to discuss the planning, group dynamics and client contact. You will also actively engage with the client by inviting them for periodical meet-ups where you discuss your planning and progress. During the minor you will, together with your coach, organize expert workshops and lectures on topics of your interest. These expert sessions could be on technical specific topics (e.g. concept art or cloth physics) or things like project planning, scrum or concept presentations. At the end of the minor you will present your work to the client and the other minor participants. Based on the quality of your product/prototype, we will also aim to get as much publicity about the project as possible.

Before submitting through Kies op Maat please contact the minor contact person Matthijs van Veen (m.w.vanveen@saxion.nl) / 06 - 190 73 976 if participating is still possible or whether the maximum number of participants has been reached. 

Ingangseisen

Target group

The minor Immersive Media is intended for those who want to work with or within the creative industry. This does not mean that you have to come from a creative study program. Within the minor we are very interested in students from varying backgrounds like computer science, art, marketing, economy, etc. However, before joining the minor, it would be a good idea to check which projects suits your background and expertise at the website: www.actlabs.nl/minor. If you are unsure about the contents of the minor or have questions about a specific project please contact the people responsible for more information.

You must have satisfied the requirements for the first year of your degree programme.

Toetsing

Assessment methods

The assessment consists of four parts:

Project report and presentation

Main grade: 1-10

Based on a group report and presentation you will get a main grade (the same for each of the group members). 

Peer Assessment

Grade adjustment: -1, 0, +1

Three times during the minor you will fill in a peer assessment form about your group members. This will be done on certain predefined topics. The peer assessment is meant for constructive feedback and self-reflection and the results will be used at the end of the minor for a grade adjustment.

Oral assessment

Grade adjustment: -1, 0, +1

In the oral assessment you will discuss your personal contribution to the project in terms of knowledge and skills. Based on your contribution you will receive a grade adjustment.

Reflection report

Sufficient/not sufficient

The reflection report is a short document written about your professional attitude and role within the group. It will reflect back on a document you made at the start of the minor. The reflection report should be sufficient to be able to finish the minor.