Fall 2021 - IAT 313 E100
Narrative and New Media (3)
Class Number: 4858
Delivery Method: In Person
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 various New Media theorists.
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.
- Linear Narrative 25%
- Interactive Digital Narrative 25%
- Quiz #1 20%
- Final Exam 30%
All coursework is individual (no team projects).
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Texts, Resources & Materials:
IAT 313 Course website, textbooks, discussion board and email
Miller, C. H. (2014). Digital Storytelling. In Digital Storytelling (3rd ed.). Focal Press. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203425923
Abbott, H. Porter (2020). The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1108823357
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