Are you ready to explore new technological territories?

In the Minor Immersive Environments you will be challenged to go beyond the screen 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. For examples please check out this pinterest board:  https://pin.it/6qw7vaF

Students from all studies are welcome. The course starts September 2023. Semester 1 or Februari 2024 Semester 2 30 ECTS.



Binge List:

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.

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. Every week there is a new sprint and assignment.

Storytelling for with AI

In this three week team project you will focus on environmental storytelling and AI tools, 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:

You are asked to develop a particular skill or the use of specific technology.

Deep Dive Topics:

During the course you will dive into a topic of your choice:

Flow&Creativity, Virtual Fashion, Panoramas, Sense of Smell, Computer as Theatre, Immersion, Environmental Storytelling, Embodiment, Non-Fiction

Final Project:

In the last 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.



During the whole course, you will be coached and assessed by the coach(es) of the Minor. You reflect on your creative growth and take care of your process by documenting your creative trails in your ‘growth book’. 

The coaches are:


Bart-Jan Steerenberg

Frank Kloos

Daphne Glasmacher

Simon de Bakker






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


Steye Hallema  – Artist

Avinash Changa – WeMakeVR

Fedde ten Berge – Sound Artist

Todd van Hulzen – Interior designer

Pepijn van Soest – Dogtroep

Jonas Vorwerk  – Light Artist

Wouter van der Zouwe – Yipp

Roy Gerritsen – y=f(x)

Quinn Tincher – Meow Wolf

Marjolijn Ruyg – LC Urban IX

Pepijn van Soest – Dogtroep

Ali Islami – VR Artist

Jos Agasi – Blauwe uur

Frank Bloem –  Snifferoo 

Dirk Bertels – .sB

Salvador Breed – Professional Audio FreakProfessional audiofreak




Students from all disciplines are welcome. 

We strive to have a mix of students from different backgrounds: Theater/Film/Branding/CMD/ICT/Spatial and urban design/Product design/Exhibition design/Sound/Fashion/Light/… 

Any other background is also very welcome. Maybe your are a sports student who wants to use the environment to engage people in activities. Or a biology students who wants to use spaces to communicate.

Please send an email explaining your motivation and attach your portfolio with examples of relevant work.

Please register on the minor site, and send your email to  b.steerenberg@hva.nl

For more information check:


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



Treehouse NDSM
T.T. Neveritaweg 55-57, 1033 WB Amsterdam


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