Digital Narrative Theory and Practice

LENG-111 and MTEC-111
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Semesters Offered: 
Spring Only
Boston Campus
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This course blends theory and practice in an exploration of digital narrative: how stories can be told with digital and new media technologies. We will work critically and creatively with linear and nonlinear narratives in a range of media: writing, graphics, animation, games, multimedia, virtual worlds, and interactive media. The overall theme of the course will focus on moving image narratives—both linear and nonlinear—that explore ideas about storytelling, time, and memory. In particular, we will consider how interactivity changes narrative, and whether there are new kinds of digital narratives and aesthetics emerging. Students will make movies, websites, DVDs, movies and online installations that illuminate ideas about story, plot, character, time, and narration; comment on their creative work using the critical concepts they learn; and experiment with word processing, graphics, and web design software programs.

Course chair: 
Simone Pilon
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