Immersive Media: Producing VR documentaries in Unity 3D

A two weeks hands-on skill training and prototype production of immersive short documentaries integrated in Unity 3D. Participants will develop and capture original 360° video documentary footage and integrate it within a game engine.

Instructor: Simon Quiroz is a UT Austin production and post-production specialist. In 2013, he was nominated for the Kodak scholarship award. Simon’s films have screened domestically and internationally, earning various awards and honorary mentions.

Save the date: June 5 – 16, 10h-13h

Entrepreneurial Journalism: Innovation and creativity in the new media ecosystem

A one week workshop where participants will be guided and challenged by a leading expert on how to think about the contemporary media ecosystem and apply the main typologies of media innovation to existing and original projects.

Instructor: Rosental Alves, a pioneer of online journalism in his native Brazil. He moved to the United States in 1996 as the first holder of the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the founding director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

Save the date: July 3 – 7, 10h-13h

Immersive Media: Producing augmented reality for storytelling projects

A one week hands-on skill training and prototype production of augmented reality storytelling projects. Participants will conceive and develop original fiction and/or non-fiction stories based on augmented reality (AR) techniques.

Instructor: Ben Bays has produced a broad range of animation, motion graphics, concept art, CG models for a variety of media including television, feature films and video games. Since 1998, he has been producing interactive content for a various platforms including Gamecube, PS2, XBOX, GBA, GameboyDS, SO, IOS, and PC.

Save the dates: July 10 – 14, 10h-13h

How to apply?

Until May 26, e-mail us at with the following elements:


CV and Portfolio: Show us what you have done.

Project summary: Explain to us the project / prototype that you want to develop during the course.

Motivation letter: Tell us how this course can contribute to your academic and/or professional career.


Indications for payment (Multibanco reference) will be given upon acceptance notification:


Students: 60€ (1 week courses), 90€ (2 week course)

Early bird campaign: Until May 26 students will be able to apply in pairs (two for the price of one)

UT Austin Portugal Digital Media PhD students are eligible for financial support (round trip train fare plus a five-day living stipend)

Companies and professionals: 150€ (1 week courses), 250€ (2 week course)

Early bird campaign: Until May 26, companies will be able to register two employees for the price of one