University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 2228 - Narrative and Aesthetics

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: 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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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 09/08/2021 Wed 18/08/2021 Fri 17/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28627 LEC0 45 24 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22090 WR02 15 8 28 Jul - 15 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 3pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22091 WR01 30 16 28 Jul - 15 Sep Wednesday 10am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
6 Oct - 27 Oct Wednesday 10am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite