University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

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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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 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20616 LE01 250 145 31 Jul - 31 Jul Friday 12pm - 1pm Barr Smith South, 3029, Flentje Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20617 WR09 27 16 5 Aug - 16 Sep Wednesday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20621 WR05 27 FULL 4 Aug - 15 Sep Tuesday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20622 WR04 27 21 4 Aug - 15 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20623 WR03 27 11 6 Aug - 17 Sep Thursday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 10am - 12pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20624 WR02 27 9 5 Aug - 16 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 2pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
20625 WR01 27 FULL 4 Aug - 15 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 2pm Schulz, 408, Computer Suite