IMA Number: 783.11 | 1 credits

Professor: Whitney Dow

This class meets Saturday, March 19th and Saturday, May 7th - 10am-5:30pm in HN 544

Full Course Description:

How do you build a macro narrative across multiple digital platforms?  This 2-day workshop examines strategies for creating multi-sensory narratives experiences where information is dispersed in a controlled manner across a diverse set of modalities and platforms. Strategies will be explored for transposing distinct conceptual concepts into multiple iterations and managing authorship within a dialogical creative construct. The class will examine a variety of case studies and students will develop an multi-platform story concept and write both a description and narrative matrix that shows how will function narratively accord multiple platforms.
How do you build a macro narrative across multiple digital and analog platforms?  This 2-day workshop examines strategies for creating multi-sensory narrative experiences where information is dispersed in a controlled manner across a diverse set of modalities and platforms. Strategies will be explored for transposing distinct conceptual concepts into multiple iterations and managing authorship within an externally dialogical creative construct.  The class will consist of two days of instruction with a seven week break in between the two classes (March19th and May 7th)  The first day will be spent examining multi-platfom narratives techniques and analyzing existing case studies.   During the 7 week gap, students will be required to complete two assignments:  1. They will  track a real-world multi-platform project and write a 3- 5 page paper analyzing the various narrative strands and the the role the different platforms play in the overall narrative structure 2. They will design a multi-platform project and make a presentation to the class in deck form that clearly explains their conceptual thinking, design and narrative strategy. This presentation will need to contain examples of original media in a least five different digital and analog formats.

Permissions: Cleared after advisement with IMA Program Assistant