COURSE – Story Worlds: Exploring Narrative Design in VR

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)


Creative skills development
Beginner & Intermediate


April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2019
6:30pm – 9:30pm

4 sessions

Non-member $200 / TAIS Member $180 / Subsidized $95

This course is for you if:
– you have a story idea and want to develop the story into an immersive 3D world.
– you make cool 3D models and animations and want to understand how your work can fit into a story board.
– you like storytelling and want to know more about virtual world-building
Note: you do not need prior knowledge of the Unity game engine but it helps to have tried out a few of the free Beginner tutorials on the Unity site:
Course Structure:
–  Understand narrative options and create a storyboard. Get feedback from the instructor and group. (Group sharing is optional)
– Understand the basics of the Unity game engine and map out your VR story world.
– Create the first level of storyboard (more if you are a Unity pro) in Unity and plan your next steps with support from the instructor and group.
Note: There will be homework involved between workshops.

Duration: 4 sessions
2 Narrative design sessions
2 World building intro sessions with Unity game engine.

  1. Bring your own laptop. If you are unable to do so, TAIS has a limited number of laptops that can be used for the duration of the course, please email to request one. First-come-first-served.
  2. Storyboarding: your favourite storyboarding tool (digital or non-digital)
  3. Install Software: Unity game engine
  4. VR equipment: 3 Oculus or Vive headsets


Manik Perera is a digital experience designer and researcher whose work focuses on urban futures and strategies of play.



TAIS Workshops are presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.


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