Transmedia Storytelling – STCO 639

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/11/2022

Course Description

Principles and practice to strategically manage digital interactive and Transmedia organizations.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The purpose of Digital Storytelling is to reaffirm for the strategic communicator the use of essential narrative technique; the vital importance of the correct format for video scripts, and the creative use of the unique tools of the digital creator–especially videography and editing–in crafting the effective message.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (5)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each thread and reply must demonstrate course-related knowledge. 

Introductory Samples – Narrative and Split-Column Assignment

The student will write a sample page of the narrative format and a sample page of the split-column format.

Scene Descriptions – Narrative and Split-Column Assignment

The student will write a scene description in the narrative format and a scene description in the split-column format, focusing on action and character.

Shot and Lighting Sequences – Narrative and Split-Column Assignment

The student will write a short sequence in the narrative format, focusing on the use of implied videography direction, and a short sequence in the split-column format, focusing on the use of explicit shot direction.

Editing Sequences – Narrative and Split-Column Assignment

The student will write a short sequence in the narrative format, focusing on the use of implied editing direction, and a short sequence in the split-column format, focusing on the use of explicit editing direction.

Music and Sound Effects (SFX) Sequences – Narrative and Split-Column Assignment

The student will write a short sequence in the narrative format, focusing on the use of implication to indicate music and sound effects, and a short sequence in the split-column format, focusing on the use of explicit music and sound effects direction.

Strategic Communication Narrative Script Assignment

The student will write a complete script in the professional narrative format, applying all of the techniques learned in the term.

Strategic Communication Split-Column Script Assignment

The student will write a complete script in the professional split-column format, applying all of the techniques learned in the term.

Quiz: Comprehensive Evaluation

The Quiz: Comprehensive Evaluation will encompass the Learn material covered throughout this course. The exam will be open-book/open notes.