Summer 2024 - CMNS 120W D100

Creativity and Communication Across Media (3)

Class Number: 1236

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.



Introduces students to the creative practice of multimodal writing and content creation for communication and media studies. Topics may include: creativity and idea generation; media literacy in digital environments; writing conventions for various platforms and genres; analytical writing and scholarly argumentation; audio-visual production for popular audiences. Writing.


This course is an introduction to the critical and applied dimensions of communication with a focus on experiential learning through practice. Students will have the opportunity to research, analyze, create, and produce content across a range of platforms, contexts, and genres. The course is intended to balance the critical/theoretical with the practical/applied approaches to communication, and to offer students experience, skills, and critical understandings of dynamic and contemporary media environments.


  • Assignment 1: Digital Story 25%
  • Assignment 2: Creative Initiative 25%
  • Assignment 3: Essay 25%
  • Tutorial Participation 10%
  • Learning Reflections 5%
  • Lecture Participation 10%


The school expects that the grades awarded in this course will bear some reasonable relation to established university-wide practices with respect to both levels and distribution of grades. In addition, the School will follow Policy S10.01 with respect to Academic Integrity, and Policies S10.02, S10.03 and S10.04 as regards Student Discipline (note: as of May 1, 2009 the previous T10 series of policies covering Intellectual Honesty (T10.02) and Academic Discipline (T10.03) have been replaced with the new S10 series of policies). For further information see:



Course readings, media, and other materials will be available on Canvas.


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at:

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university.


Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the term are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.