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Virtual Reality, at Iceland Academy of the Arts

Title: Virtual Reality
Dates: 3 – 7 April 2017
Language: English
Classroom:  004, Video Lab, IAA, Laugarnesvegur 91, 105 Reykjavik.
How to apply: Write a letter of no more than 50 words stating why you want to participate. Include a link to your portfolio / webpage.
-Remember to state in your application which KUNO express course in Iceland you are applying for (as we are announcing more than one)
Send application to:
Application Deadline: 10 March 2017
Number of incoming KUNO students: 2
Teacher: Leifur Björnsson
Supervisor: Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir

This course looks at the basics of virtual reality and the development within the field of VR and interactivity. Students learn how to start a project with VR programing and explore the artistic use of the platform. Students are introduced to diverse methods which they can use to develop their abilities in the field further.


After being introduced to the program Unity students will make a proposal or sketch of a VR-artwork.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students should:

  • Have enhanced their understanding of the relationship between art making and specialized field knowledge and technical skills with regards to virtual reality,
  • Have an understanding of the influence different presentation forms have on the content of art works,
  • Be able to employ the fitting methods and technology in the making of their work.

Assessment: Attendance, participation and completion of assignments


3 April   10 – 12 Visit to Reykjavik University (meet at IAA Laugarnes before)

4 April   13 – 16.40 Room 004, IAA Laugarnes

5 April   13 – 16.40 Room 004, IAA Laugarnes

6 April   13 – 16.40 Room 004, IAA Laugarnes

7 April 10 – 16.40 Excursion to CCP Games at Grandagardur