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4 Sessions
Audit (Free)
Certificate (Incl. w/ Premium)
Credit Eligible Program ($900 USD)
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Visual Arts, Design
Skill Level
Mixed Reality, Unity, Italo Calvino, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
Course Description

The media of mixed reality allows for increasingly immersive experiences that blend the virtual and real, and that change how we perceive and think about what is real. This course attempts to place the evolution of mixed reality in the long history of humans hacking perceptions of reality: from pyramids to cathedrals to google earth VR, from cave paintings to novels to film to immersive cinema.

This course will introduce you to the different forms mixed reality takes. We will:

  • Learn about the different hardware platforms mixed reality spans, and understand their differences.
  • Practice creating by taking a short story from Italo Calvino and seeing how it translates into Mixed Reality.
  • Understand the context of mixed reality as it relates to philosophy and psychology.
  • Critically review currently available mixed reality experiences to be inspired and understand best practices.

This course is in scheduled mode and starts Jan 23, 2018. Learn more about scheduled courses here.

Session 1: Introduction to Mixed Reality
Overview of the course and program. Review the array of hardware available. Introduction to creating with Unity.
Session 2: Hacking Reality
Using Unity we build a VR experience that focus on building a virtual space. We will build an AR experience that uses your physical space.
Session 3: Perspectives from Philosophy and Psychology
This session will address how cognitive theory and philosophy can help us reason through creating for mixed reality.
Session 4: Inspiration
We critically deconstruct current mixed reality experience to understand how they use perception. We talk to practitioners on their experience creating for mixed reality.
Enroll for College Credit

Credit Eligible

Kadenze has partnered with Pacific Northwest College of Art to offer this program for 3.0 college credits.*

How much does it cost?

This course costs $900 USD to take for college credit.

*Upon completion, this rigorous college-level program will provide credits that are recognized and transferable from the partnering institution. Credit as workload and transferability is defined by the granting institution. Participation in these courses does not represent an acceptance decision or admission from the institution that offers them.

Whenever you complete a course as a premium member, you can earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment .

This course is also part of the Program: Creating for Mixed Reality. Earn a verified Specialist Certificate for successfully completing a Program.

These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Credit Elligible Program
This course is one of 3 courses in the Creating for Mixed Reality Program and is offered for credits from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Earn a verified Specialist Certificate after successfully completing a Program. And whenever you complete a course as a Premium member, you earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment . These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course
  • Equipment: If you want to practice creating: Recent (2015) Windows 10 PC, Oculus Rift CV1
  • Software: If you want to practice creating: Unity
Additional Information

Please note: Taking part in a Kadenze course as a Premium Member, does not affirm that the student has been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by Pacific Northwest College of Art.

In order to receive college credit for these program courses, you must successfully complete and pass all 3 courses in this program. If a student signs up for the Creating for Mixed Reality program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

*Partial credit will not be awarded for completion of only one course.

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