Course Title: Digital Narrative Theory and Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Narrative Theory and Practice

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2595

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2017

COMM2595

City Campus

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2021

COMM2596

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017

COMM2596

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2018,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet2 2021

Course Coordinator: Murray McKeich

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email

Course Coordinator Email: murray.mckeich@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Please email

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will be introduced to digital media narrative structures for design. You will explore the ways in which narrative structures are used, to explain and communicate human experiences and perspectives. A key focus of the course is how narrative codes and conventions are used in global digital mediation, integrating visual and written communication and sound. You will also apply narrative structures to develop design responses that communicate effectively in different digital media formats, for different target audiences and cultures.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development against the following program learning outcomes: 

  • Acquire knowledge of visual literacy and design theory, interactive and motion design, moving image, communications technologies, and digital media production skills and their application to digitally mediated communication. 
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on the role, application and implications of digital media works in both local and international contexts.


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

  1. Critically review the influence of technology, social culture, and cross-disciplinary collaboration on narrative forms and applications.
  2. Discuss how traditional and contemporary media use different narrative types and structures.
  3. Investigate and analyse a range of audiences, to design and develop appropriate and effective narrative forms for the intended outcomes.
  4. Apply narrative structures to develop narrative works across different digital media formats.
  5. Evaluate responses and provide feedback on your work and the work of others.


 


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of face-to-face activities such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion and individual research.


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 learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assessment Task 1 (30%) “Design Problem Response”
In this assessment task, you will present your initial research findings on a design problem and propose a narrative project in response.
Linked learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2 (40%) "Milestone Presentation"
In this assessment task, you will present your proof-of-concept designs and discuss relative to digital narrative theory.
Linked course learning outcomes: 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3 (30%) "Final Project Presentation"
In this assessment task, you will present your final, resolved design in response to the brief.
Linked course learning outcomes: 4, 5

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions