Spring 2023 - IAT 313 D100
Narrative and New Media (3)
Class Number: 4086
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.
- P1: Script (Indiv) 20%
- P2: Interactive Story: Audience and tech (Indiv) 20%
- P3: Multiplatform storytelling (team) 40%
- Quizzes (3) 15%
- Exercises 5%
This course is taught in person. In class will be a mix of lectures, critique and feedback, brainstorming sessions, and team and individual project work. The class will be held in SRYC5140 and SRYE 2030. Unless a prior announcement has been made, the class will meet in SRYC5140 and move to SRYE 2030 for class teamwork as required. Lectures will not be recorded and students will not be able to join the class remotely as the type of instructions, which is mostly discussion and/or activity based cannot accommodate this.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Texts, Resources & Materials:
All required materials will be available through Canvas. You may be asked to sign up for external websites.
The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative, 3rd Edition by H. Porter Abbott, 2020. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1108823357
Digital Storytelling, 4th Edition by Carolyn Hler Miller, 2019. Focal Press.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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