The Visual Story

MDM course calendar

DMED
501
MDM program year:  One
MDM term(s) offered:  Term 2
Room Number:  Classroom One
Instructor:  George Johnson
Credits: 3
Required

The structures and techniques of linear storytelling, specifically as demonstrated in film, will be analyzed and discussed though a series of lectures and discussions based on assigned films. While many elements of structure will be touched on, specific attention will be paid to character and themes and the relationship of theme to both structure and character. Use of story in selected video games will be analyzed and the potential, and dangers, of including story and/or its various elements in video games will be discussed. The possibilities of story, or any of its major components, being applied to other forms of interactive media will be touched upon.