University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 2228 - Narrative and Games

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: Yes
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 – Fundamentals of Design, this course will critically engage with narrative theories and consider these in relation to ideas around gameplay and interactivity. 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 games, and contextualising these within theories of narratology and ludology, 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 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
28899 LEC0 45 18 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
22328 WR02 15 5 28 Jul - 15 Sep Thursday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22329 WR01 30 13 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 11am - 1pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 11am - 1pm Helen Mayo Sth, S106, Computer Suite