Designing Experiences

Designing Experiences with Sara Wade

Designing Experiences with Sara Wade

Cost: $1060.00

This class will be held online. Class size is limited to 16 students to insure plenty of individual feedback. 


Thu., Jun. 04 – Thu., Aug. 06, 2020
6:30PM – 9:30PM
tuition: $ 1060
location: Online


Interactivity is no longer limited to the screen. Animation and design are becoming interactive everywhere we look. Virtual reality, augmented reality, real time visual effects, experience design, simulations, and gaming are being used across nearly every industry. The field is expanding and innovating rapidly.

This 10-week course will give designers with basic 3D knowledge the skills to begin creating immersive interactive experiences using game engine technology. Students will learn to create interactivity by combining code with 2D and 3D assets. We will explore creating basic user movement, interaction mechanics, animation, sound, visual effects, and user interface elements.
We will also look at contemporary work being created with game engines across various industries.

Students will leave the course will a playable interactive experience of their own creation and a grounding in using code to create interactive immersive experiences.

Required Materials

  • Computer or laptop with Unity Core Platform
  • Illustrator or Photoshop
  • 3D modeling application such as Cinema 4D, Maya, or Blender (optional)
  • Sketchbook and pencils or pens

This class will be limited to 16 students to allow for plenty of individual feedback.

Course Code: DEX

Instructor(s): Sara Wade

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.