Course Title: Storytelling

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Storytelling

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Kate Cawley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3708

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment (via email)

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will provide you with an understanding of the narrative structures and strategies that are utilized by time-based media or creative writing. It will cover both theoretical frameworks and the technical capacity to tell a story within the relevant medium. This will include harnessing the attributes of the medium in order to engage the audience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Examine and utilise the essential elements of storytelling forms and structures
  2. Critically analyse stories in order to contextualise your practice.
  3. Apply theoretical, historical and cultural reference to the discipline and apply this to your practice.
  4. Develop and apply appropriate strategies to solve problems during the storytelling process
  5. Adapt your practice in response to critique and/or justify your creative work.

Overview of Learning Activities

Action-based learning incorporating experimentation and problem solving
Lectures, seminars and workshops
Case studies

Overview of Learning Resources

A range of print and web-based resources are available in the RMIT library. Reading will be determined in collaboration with your supervisor. For specific information about access to specialised equipment and other learning resources you should refer to Part B of this course guide.              


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course has two components:

  • Oral Presentation(s) 30%
  • Written assignment(s) 70%

Please refer to Part B: Course Detail Guides for further information on assessment.