Digital Worlds Institute

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Spaces that Drive Research, Creativity, and Learning

The Digital Worlds Institute's cutting-edge teaching and research facilities include advanced technology geared to empower creativity, collaboration, and innovation.

  • The Polymodal Immersive Classroom Theater (PICT) is a panoramic hybrid environment for teaching and learning utilizing ultra-widescreen media, interactive media and video games, as well as live networked performing arts events.

  • The Virtual Production Studio (VPS) is a custom-designed workspace equipped with a a large cyclorama and green screen, flexible lighting systems for photography and video production, and high-fidelity audio recording capabilities.

  • The GYM is a dynamic, fully equipped classroom & production space that allows online and campus students to gain experience and fluency in both physical and virtual studio environments. Its unique technical capabilities foster inventive time-based digital media production and interdisciplinary collaboration. 

  • The Reality Lab is home to our Masters in Digital Arts & Science (MiDAS) students. The adaptive lab space is designed for multidisciplinary teaching and learning, team-based collaboration, the production of new media constructs and development of intellectual property.  Graduate students have 24/7 access to powerful computer workstations capable of creating dynamic virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences.

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