Course Title: Writing for Videogames

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Writing for Videogames

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2244

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

COMM2244

City Campus

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Christian McCrea

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2531

Course Coordinator Email: christian.mccrea@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 14 Level 11 Room 4

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with a foundation for knowledge and skill development in the writing of narrative and the communication of narrative and visual concepts in videogames. You will explore the fundamentals of game narrative with reference to both traditional and new media.

Emphasis will be placed on the generation and development of narrative and visual concepts and their communication by summary and storyboarding.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate major aesthetic, cultural and theoretical developments in narrative.
  • Analyse and discuss the relationship and influences between narrative and technology.
  • Analyse the conventions of game storytelling and be able to communicate it to other diverse practitioners.
  • Create summaries and storyboards to communicate narrative and visual concepts.

This is an elective, which will complement the capabilities you are developing in your program.


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 that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


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 essays, reports, reflective papers, creative projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.