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FAA 499 AS - Special Topics - Escape Rooms as Immer. Theatre

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Special topics in subject areas within the College of Fine and Applied Arts intended to augment the existing curriculum. Course Information: 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours in separate terms if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

Topic: Escape Rooms as Immersive Theatre. This course is a practical introduction to Escape Rooms as an immersive, interactive theatrical experience where students will create an -Escape Room in a Box- to be played at home. Over the semester, students will learn how Escape Rooms relate to interactive theatre while originating the narrative, designing aesthetics, and developing puzzles. They will then combine the designed world with immersive elements such as scripts, voice overs, sound effects, and video clips to engage players in a theatrical experience. As this course meets with Informatics course INFO 450-ERG, the FAA students will collaborate with the Informatics students who will design and manufacture the physical puzzles and elements to be contained in the -Escape Room in a Box-. The course will culminate an escape room game that players can experience in their homes.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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