Gaming & VR electives
Posted: 03 July 2017 03:26 PM
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Dear all,

In recent weeks quite a few students have asked us about gaming-themed electives. Here are a few suggestions and links to help you in your applications for electives (general procedure regarding electives can be found on the Media Technology website).

First of all there is the brand-new minor in Game Studies, featuring courses in game-making as well as cultural analysis of games:
https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/5747/game-studies-and-cultural-analysis
It is important to note that all courses part of a minor are undergraduate courses. In principle you can thus only use the credits in as far as your elective space provides room for undergraduate courses (see again procedures). However, there are negotiations going on at the moment of which the outcome *may* be that part of the gaming minor can be complemented by an extra assignment, so that you can pitch up the credits to MSc level. To be continued.

Secondly, there is a course in VR and learning taught by Robin de Lange:
https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/courses/show/76409/learning-through-virtual-reality
This course is part of the Honours College, which has two consequences:
- only a limited amount of students can participate after applying to the course;
- in principle this course is honorary, meaning that you cannot follow it for credits.

If any of these courses fits your plans and dreams, do write an application soon and we’ll have a look at it at the board meeting.

Cheers!

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Posted: 05 July 2017 03:44 PM   [ # 1 ]
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For completeness, here is a link to the rules and procedures regarding elective courses, that Max refers to above:
http://mediatechnology.leiden.edu/programme/elective-courses-rules/

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Posted: 04 August 2017 12:32 AM   [ # 2 ]
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Here is a link to the view-only version of the big electives sheet we made to share the ones we followed for inspiration :)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vsxkBtEUZ6VBIbCPcD0DKzs2oWXbCjKcGE0jZl5PoJs/edit?usp=sharing

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Posted: 13 August 2017 01:09 PM   [ # 3 ]
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Hi Max R, nice that you started to collect a list. Shouldnt stop anyone from following their own path - that’s the whole point of mediatech - but can surely help for inspiration. Who are editors of the sheet?

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Posted: 16 August 2017 03:35 PM   [ # 4 ]
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Just saw this. Thank for mentioning the LTVR course Max vD!

Also: cool to see that the minor Game studies has become a reality. Looks very interesting, perhaps I’ll join in for some lectures as well.

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Posted: 16 August 2017 10:56 PM   [ # 5 ]
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Peter van der Putten - 13 August 2017 01:09 PM

Hi Max R, nice that you started to collect a list. Shouldnt stop anyone from following their own path - that’s the whole point of mediatech - but can surely help for inspiration. Who are editors of the sheet?

Everyone (students) can add to it as long as they have the link for the editable version which has been shared in the social media groups! and just want to give Haoran credit for creating it.

The editable version isn’t public to protect it from being vandalized but basically everyone can give the link to you :)

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Posted: 22 August 2017 02:58 PM   [ # 6 ]
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Registration for the Learning through Virtual Reality honours class is open!

http://vrlearninglab.nl/registration-honours-class-learning-through-virtual-reality-2017/

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Posted: 22 August 2017 09:11 PM   [ # 7 ]
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Hi Robin!

I saw that the presentations are scheduled for December 20th. The second year Media Tech students also have Semester Project Grading and Opening scheduled that day in Rotterdam. 
Is there a possibilty to present on another day? If so, I’m really interested in taking the course and I think some of our classmates would be as well!

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Posted: 22 August 2017 09:13 PM   [ # 8 ]
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Hi Arzu,

I don’t think that will be a problem, we always try to find a presentation date which fits the most people.

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