Course Title: The Craft of Storytelling

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: The Craft of Storytelling

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2499

City Campus

Undergraduate

345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Andrew Harrison

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4350

Course Coordinator Email: andrew.harrison@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 94.02.34

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment by email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces you to the craft of storytelling and explores different ways of writing stories for screen. You will experience both established and innovative methods of storytelling through analysis of a range of works. You will explore narrative structure, audience expectations, and other aspects that shape screen storytelling practice and how these storytelling techniques and strategies can be applied to your own narrative work.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • analyse and discuss a range of stories and identify the narrative techniques used in their construction
  • explore examples of innovations or experiments in screen storytelling
  • examine audience expectations for various forms of story
  • apply storytelling techniques to your own narrative work
  • translate story ideas into visual narratives.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media and Communication students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/media-and-communication.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include a range of activities such as in-class exercises, assignments, and individual/group projects.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment.