This course teaches students to understand and analyze linear storytelling in digital media, through the study of film and video game narratives. Over the course of a semester, students learn to:
The course is designed as a combination of a series of lectures, discussions based on assigned film viewings and video games, group projects and individual assignments. Special attention is given to character development, themes, plot structures and the relationship between these elements.
Students also work in teams to write, produce, shoot and edit their own series of short digital media projects. This course is taught in parallel with the Projects 1 course so that students can apply their learning in the development of their final projects for the first semester.