Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss VR topics using correct terminology.
  2. Put VR related phenomena into historical perspective.
  3. Analyze VR applications and technology from multiple perspectives.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 06.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Markku Reunanen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The purpose of the course is to serve as a foundation for more advanced VR courses. The topics covered will be:

    • Virtual Reality related basic terminology
    • Most common VR technologies, such as display and input devices, and how they relate to human physiology
    • Case examples from creative and industrial contexts
    • Guest lectures

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Attending lectures, discussions, independent study, exam. The exam is graded 0-5 and decides the grade.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    3 ECTS ≈ 81h

    • Contact teaching: 18h
    • Independent study: 64h

    This course can be completed remotely.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: