Create a new world in just two weeks. Modeling our class after the groundbreaking ETC course by co-founder Randy Pausch, Building Virtual Worlds (BVW) challenges students to work quickly, creatively and collaboratively. Part of the immersion semester, BVW gives small teams of students two weeks to create a virtual world and/or explore productions and projects in various mediums in entertainment. It all culminates in a public festival to hundreds of spectators – and an incredible sense of accomplishment. In fact, many BVW ideas go on to become full-time research projects, student spin-offs and commercial successes.