University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 2228 - Narrative and Aesthetics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
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: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study including MDIA 1018
Assessment: Online quizzes 20%, annotated bibliography 30%, critical analysis essay 40%, active participation 10%

Building on foundational concepts covered in MDIA1018 - From Storytelling to Data Mining, this course will critically engage with narrative theories and consider these in relation to ideas around aesthetics. Students will gain understandings of the cultural nuances of aesthetic value through audio-visual media, by applying theories and concepts to a range of narrative structures across media texts. By considering the impact of different types of media on expectations of narrative and aesthetics, and contextualising these within philosophies of aesthetics, students will gain insight into the relationships between different elements of narrative and non-narrative text, developing useful understandings for their own creative practice.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11166 SE01 30 20 2 Mar - 6 Apr Monday 11am - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
27 Apr - 1 Jun Monday 11am - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite