Fall 2019 - IAT 313 D100
Narrative and New Media (3)
Class Number: 6252
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 4, 2019
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
1 778 782-8178
Prerequisites:Completion of 48 units.
Explores the role of narrative in various media and New Media environments, from traditional linear environments and multi-linear and networked media environments. Examines the relationship of narrative elements in the light of the practice and the aesthetics of New Media. It will include an overview of New Media theorists.
iat313 Narrative and New Media explores the role of narrative in various media and New Media environments: both traditional linear environments and multi-linear and networked media environments. Examines the relationship of narrative elements in the light of the practice and the aesthetics of New Media. It will include an overview of New Media theorists such as Murray, Bolter & Grusin, and Zimmerman.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The class will include lectures, screenings, class discussions, course readings, Canvas material/discussion board, writing assignments and media project assignments.
Course Objectives: In this course students will:
• Demonstrate a solid understanding of the principles of linear and multi-linear narrative
• Demonstrate a solid understanding of the fundamental aesthetics of new media environments
• Analyze the construction of traditional linear narratives (film, animation, comics, short story, graphic novels, poetry, songs, etc.)
• Analyze multi-linear multi-media narrative aesthetics and construction (video-games, hypertext, websites, interactive video, interactive installation)
• Plan and produce interactive narrative projects.
- In-Class Participation 10%
- Final Exam 30%
- Project Portfolio 1 15%
- Project Portfolio 2 15%
- Final Project 30%
There is a final exam for this course.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Texts, Resources & Materials:
IAT 313 Course website, textbook, discussion board and email
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