University of Michigan Immersive 360 Spatial Audio Challenge
presented by Facebook and Real Industry

Join creative and engineering leaders from Facebook. 
Learn how to design immersive soundscapes for virtual reality.

The Facebook Spatial Audio team would like to empower students to discover careers in virtual reality (VR) and spatial audio. We want students to create their first ever 360 audio content!

In partnership with Facebook, select Michigan students will learn to record, mix, and produce a music and spatial audio experience for 360 video and cinematic virtual. Spatial audio can fully immerse a user in an experience, adding realism and directing attention within VR or 360 video. This presents a major shift in the music, film, gaming industry.

After a 3-hour kickoff event, students will work independently in teams over 4 weeks to create content and build experiences.

Student submissions will be judged by experts in sound design from Facebook / Oculus, Skywalker Sound, and more. Feedback and prizes will be awarded!

Students interested in any of the following should apply to participate:

  • Music and audio engineering

  • Game or film sound design

  • Film/TV

  • Virtual reality

  • Music composition


The Event

January 24, 2019
6:00 – 9:00pm

University of Michigan
Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

“Sound is half of the experience of a motion picture” - George Lucas


RSVP here to reserve your spot.

Name *
Are you applying to be a team captain? *
Do you have any experience using Avid Pro Tools? *
How would you describe your expertise with Avid Pro Tools?
If you are using Pro Tools, what Operating System are you running?
What experience can you contribute to a team?