Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dr. Eric Patterson, Committee Chair
Professor Carol Collins
Dr. Jerry Tessendorf
Dr. Brian Malloy
In this thesis a personal narrative is conveyed in a virtual reality experience where procedural techniques are used to create surreal environments. Virtual reality is a powerful way to build empathy and understanding of another individual’s experiences and choices. Procedural techniques enable an artist to create complex and highly stylized scenery. Surrealism can be used to depict emotions in a way that words alone are unable to describe. When combined, virtual reality, proceduralism, and surrealism can yield a compelling vehicle to express personal narrative.
Brennan, Austin W., "Conveying Personal Narrative in Virtual Reality using Procedural Techniques and Surrealism" (2018). All Theses. 2821.