IMA Number: 783.04 | 1 credits

Course Type: Production

Professor: Whitney Dow

This class meets Saturday, February 7 & 14, 10am- 5:30pm in HN 544.

Full Course Description:

This two-day workshop will examine the role of narrative in interactive and multi-platform media projects as well as the variety of ways narrative functions in the segments of the media-sphere that processes transmedia.  It will explore managing authorship in nonlinear and interactive narratives, and look at the relationship between author intent and audience participation. We will also explore the role of social media in creating and driving narrative.  The class will examine a variety of interactive multi-media projects, including interactive documentaries, installations, games and apps, to explore various interactive narrative techniques and the technology that drives them.  Students will be required to develop an interactive narrative concept and write both a description and simple narrative matrix that shows how a viewers will move through the project.

Permissions: Contact Instructor with interest in course based on your background for approval. Cleared after advisement with IMA Director and Program Coordinator.