Course Detail: CAA503 - Summer Virtual Reality Camp (Grades 6-12)

Be part of this marvelous opportunity to get inside the creation of virtual worlds through the most advanced technology available. You will be able to create your own virtual worlds, full of interactive objects that will teach you how a virtual world looks and reacts. Moreover, you will be the creator and the protagonist of this cinematic experience as well.

You will be able to experience life-like interactive animated holograms, and modify their aspects to create a virtual world. You will be able to see 3D holograms using headsets, and manipulating interactive holographic screens. Additionally, you will be able to 3D print your models to make them interactive as well.

Through this intensive week, you will understand how these emerging technologies are shaping the way we create, educate, and learn. This summer camp is a unique experience that will teach you how to implement new ways of visualization and interaction. More importantly, you will create your own worlds and those will be populated with funny characters and avatars. You will be provided computer access to software and hardware to create, play, learn, and have fun.

The day will start with the creation of models from 9a to noon, and after lunch, from 1p to 4p, we will experience immersive interactions through Virtual Reality Devices. 

You will be able to replicate this experience at home as well using free software. This summer camp is for middle and high school students. You will be provided with a flash drive to save the information and content. Plan to bring your own lunch Monday-Thursday; on Friday a pizza lunch will be provided.

This program will be led by Andres Montenegro, Purdue University Fort Wayne Associate Professor of Art and Design.

Available Sessions - Click on date(s) below.