Explores design of virtual space from theoretical, historical and practical perspectives. Compares and contrasts real world physical space with virtual space. Examines narrative back story, style, form, color, light, motion and sound in video games. Develops detailed cultural and environmental backs stories for virtual worlds based on research. Plans and maps layout of interactive virtual worlds that encourage exploration. Researches and applies principles of color, light, form, motion, sound and spatial narrative design. Builds interactive virtual spaces using 3D modeling and game development software. Creates cinematic trailers of virtual worlds, including complex camera moves and soundtracks. Designs logos for virtual worlds based on principles of design, and research of brand identities.
Software: Maya, Unity, Adobe Photoshop
Prerequisites: NMC 101 and NMC 351