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57178 Digital and Multiplatform Storytelling

8cp; 3hpw (seminar); availability: not offered to exchange and study abroad students
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 50001 Online Documentary


This subject allows students to develop their conceptual and production skills in digital storytelling and multiplatform production, such as for online, mobile, transmedia, social media, locative, e-book, electronic publishing and other emerging media formats. The subject explores a range of storytelling forms for digital media such as multiplatform and transmedia storytelling; narrative in networked and application (app) formats; episodic media; locative narrative; electronic literature; and other emerging media formats. Building on earlier knowledge, students explore a range of creative, technical and production issues concerning digital narrative, content and multiplatform development. They develop production skills in the new modes of storytelling, publishing and distribution that online, networked and app formats make possible.

Students engage conceptually with issues such as structure, design, user experience, multiplatform project scoping, and digital treatment development for digital and multiplatform storytelling. They expand their production skills through a series of technical workshops and by working in small teams to develop a digital creative work such as a multiplatform or transmedia narrative, episodic media, electronic literature, locative narrative or other relevant digital storytelling project. Where approved, students may choose to work on the multiplatform component of other relevant media projects produced in postgraduate subjects in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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Access conditions

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