@Treehouse NDSM


Are you ready to explore new technological territories?

In the new Minor program Immersive Environments you will be challenged to leave the flat screen behind and start experimenting with the design of digital physical spaces.

Projection, sound, objects, people, sensors and interactive walls are just some of the elements that you will use to create Immersive Environments.

The techniques and insights that you will acquire during this extensive course may be used in museums, retail spaces, fashion shows, festivals, events, conferences or outdoor locations.


Prep & Intro project

The first week will be devoted to preparations and indulging yourself in our Binge List of documentaries about immersive art, video art, classics and more.

After the official Kick Off on Monday, in the second and third week you will work on your first Model Video and Deep Dive presentations, that will be presented at our Immersive Conference

Disco Projects:

During five weeks of disco(very) you will get acquainted with all kinds of software and technologies (such as touch design, arduino’s and projections mapping) and practice various skills that will be required to create interactive mixed reality installations.

Storytelling for all Senses:

In this four-week team project you will focus on environmental storytelling and Virtual Reality and experiment with ways to trigger more senses than just sound and vision. In the last week the installations will be tested and by presenting them to the NDSM community.

Personal Project:

In your personal learning plan you define your own project to develop a particular skill or the use of specific technology.

Choice Challenge:

In the last seven weeks you will work on a final team project, implementing all the skills that you have mastered in the previous period. We will invite external parties to come up with interesting challenges for you to transform spaces into Immersive Environments –  leading to a final exciting Group Expo Party.

Workshops and Guest Lectures

During the whole course, you will be invited to attend inspiring online guest lectures and instructive physical workshops, covering a variety of immersive topics.



For this minor the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences has rented private cabins at the Treehouse Art Community at NDSM in Amsterdam Noord. Treehouse


The Minor Immersive Environments is developed at the faculty DMCI of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.


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