2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Dec 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

WRIT 3140 - Forms and Elements of the Craft: Digital Storytelling

Goals: In this course students will explore various forms of digital storytelling that combine established practices of literary arts with digital media tools of video and audio production. Students will study short form video and audio works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as they seek to discover new and emerging genres. They will also explore fundamental elements of the craft of digital storytelling including screenwriting, cinematography, editing, sound design, and research. Students will apply insights concerning these forms and elements to their own work and the work of their peers. They will also revise original work that has benefitted from instructor and/or workshop feedback.

Content: Students build skills through creative and technical exercises and the study of contemporary works of digital storytelling. Students will also study precursors to digital storytelling such as cinema, radio, the graphic novel, and more. The course combines lecture, discussion, readings, screenings, creative exercises and experiments, and other assignments.

Prerequisite: DMA 1100 or WRIT 1500 with a grade of C- or higher.

Credits: 4