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MDIA 2336 - Digital Storytelling

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: MDIA 1002, MDIA 1007
Incompatible: MDIA 1006
Assessment: 2 x Online module test 10%, Multimedia research essay (1,800 word) 30%, Digital story production 50%, Workshop participation 10%
Syllabus:

This course looks at the development, production, and use of digital stories. Digital story has become an avenue of expression leading to new forms of social networking and a means through which story is re-made for different media. The course examines techniques of story production through a range of digital media which will lead to the development and production of stories by students. The capacity for digital storytelling has developed through the availability of convergent communication technologies, particularly consumer grade technologies such as those in smart phones and tablets. The availability of these technologies has meant that new skills and techniques of writing and producing are necessary which fit with computer screen technologies and other parameters of these new media forms. The subject will cover the relatively short history of this new field of media production, linking it to older forms of story-telling in terms of connection to comparative and indigenous precursors and uses. Building on theory covered in first year core Media courses, this course will cover an analysis of the 'producer' as an autonomous media producer and the development of a computer mediated aesthetics. Theories of narrative form, visuals, sound, music, subjectivity and identity will form part of the course with an examination of forms of collective and political engagement that develop out of digital story. New mainstream genres which grow out of older forms such as the diary or the journal will be discussed. The course has a practical component which will encourage the production of new forms of narrative through exercises and the use of skills developed in class.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20361 LE01 200 93 29 Jul - 29 Jul Monday 2pm - 3pm Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20362 WR09 22 FULL 6 Aug - 3 Sep Tuesday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
17 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20364 WR07 22 16 6 Aug - 3 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
17 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 5pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
20365 WR06 22 FULL 6 Aug - 3 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
17 Sep - 17 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 3pm Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
20366 WR05 22 14 8 Aug - 5 Sep Thursday 9am - 11am Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
19 Sep - 19 Sep Thursday 9am - 11am Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 9am - 11am Schulz, 407, Keyboard Suite
20367 WR04 22 FULL 8 Aug - 5 Sep Thursday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
19 Sep - 19 Sep Thursday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20368 WR03 22 12 9 Aug - 6 Sep Friday 9am - 11am Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20 Sep - 20 Sep Friday 9am - 11am Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 9am - 11am Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20369 WR02 22 5 9 Aug - 6 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20 Sep - 20 Sep Friday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 11am - 1pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite