About the Course

Course Description:

In this course, students will design Extended Reality (XR) Scenarios following worldbuilding practices. Through a variety of lectures and collaborative discussions, students will learn to use immersive storytelling and worldbuilding framework in ideating creative solutions to be applied into XR experiences. The course focuses on a holistic design process where students practice various design tools, from narrative design, persona creation, to storyboarding and user journey mapping. Students will design and present one major XR project the whole course in groups. Using this iterative design process, the students are expected to develop creative and critical thinking about the rules and systems of today’s world through alternate scenarios of the near future.

Course Aim:

Main objective of the course is to teach students to design an immersive experience following a creative, learn by doing process. While the main focus is on the use of worldbuilding methodology, the special emphasis will be on the integrity of the final immersive interactive experience design idea. Students will gain an understanding of immersive storytelling and worldbuilding framework and experience a collaborative approach to ideate and prototype immersive experiences. They will learn to receive and give critique and iterate on feedback collected.

 

Syllabus

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Pre-requisites:

  • A background in social sciences is not required. Koç University invites all interested students to apply, regardless of their background or major.

 

  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA is required.

 

  • The language of instruction is English. Students must hold a minimum of TOEFL PBT 550, TOEFL CBT 213, TOEFL IBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 (Not applicable to students applying from institutions whose medium of instruction is English).

 

Credits:

You will earn 6 ECTS credits and be given a certificate of participation at the end of the course.

Program Dates

Program dates​: July 5 – July 22, 2021

Tuition Fee & Payment

The program fee:  875  USD 

 

**Students coming from partner institutions of Koç University will get 15% discount on the tuition.

***Study abroad with your peers! Bring two friends with you, get one slot tuition-free!

 

 

 

PAYMENT INFO

USD ACCOUNT

NAME OF THE BANK: YAPI KREDİ BANKASI

NAME OF THE BRANCH: KOÇ UNIVERSITY BRANCH

RECIPIENT’S NAME: KOÇ UNIVERSITY

SWIFT CODE: YAPITRIS

ACCOUNT NO: 00540749

IBAN CODE: TR500006701000000000540749

 

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Scholarship

The program offers merit-based scholarships.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund of the tuition fee until May 28, 2021

Half refund of the tuition fee between May 28 – June 4, 2021

Cancellations after June 4 will result in no refund.

Application Requirements and Deadline

To apply, students are required to submit:

  • Online application form
  • A 400 word statement describing the student’s motivation for participation (in the last section of the online course)
  • Transcripts describing student’s academic performance
  • A recent photograph
  • TOEFL or IELTS score sheet (unless you apply from an institution whose medium of instruction is English)

If you have any problems with creating an application, please email to summer@ku.edu.tr

Application deadline: April 16, 2021

 

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Program Coordinator

Hülya Nouh

International Programs & Projects

Assistant Specialist

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