University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 2336 - Stories on Screen

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 1007 and (MDIA 1002 or MDIA 1014OL)
Incompatible: MDIA 1006
Assessment: Concept design, Pitch, Story Production, Distribution Plan, Reflection Statement
Syllabus:

This course looks at the development, production, and use of small screen online stories which 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 storytelling has developed through the availability of convergent communication technologies, particularly consumer grade technologies such as those in DSLR cameras, 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 and mobile 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 storytelling 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 online stories. New mainstream genres which grow out of older forms such as the diary or the journal will be discussed. The course has a practical focus which will encourage the production of new forms of narrative through exercises and the use of skills developed in class.

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28901 LEC0 250 129 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
20869 WR09 30 14 2 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
20871 WR07 30 2 2 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 6pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 6pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
20874 WR04 30 2 4 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 2pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 2pm - 4pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
20875 WR03 30 14 3 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 9am - 11am Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 9am - 11am Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
20876 WR02 30 20 4 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 12pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 12pm - 2pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
20877 WR01 30 7 1 Aug - 12 Sep Monday 10am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 10am - 12pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite