WRTC 332. Creative Approaches to Digital Storytelling
This course introduces students to the history and methods of digital storytelling and provides them with the opportunity to critically evaluate a range of digital stories and to develop their own digital storytelling projects. Digital stories are narratives that are composed in digital environments using sound, audio, still images, video, and interactive elements like maps, charts and timelines. By the end of the course, students will be able to adapt digital storytelling techniques to suit a variety of genres and audiences. Throughout the course, students learn to assess digital storytelling artifacts, such as short video documentaries and mixed media narratives, and their usefulness for particular audiences and contexts. In addition to these digital composing techniques, students learn to assess and use a variety of online platforms where digital stories can be published, critique and improve their own and others' work, collaborate with others and create digital storytelling artifacts for clients.
Prerequisite: WRTC 200 and WRTC 201 or permission of instructor