J222 Interactive Narratives

This class is required for first-year multimedia track students. It will require producing three group projects over the course of the semester. So please plan your course schedule accordingly.

What happens when narrative becomes interactive? How can journalists harness new technologies in communicating a story’s essence? This class will explore these concepts in-depth through discussions, readings and guest speakers, and provide practical lessons on understanding the new language of digital storytelling. In this class, students will think critically about digital spaces as platforms for packaging media. They will study how to combine different media forms into cohesive narratives. One must consider the nature of each medium — the cognitive load, the learning curve, the various senses it stimulates, then understand how to combine these into narrative forms (both linear and non-linear) to deliver maximum impact.



Time:  Th 2pm-5pm

Location:  108 North Gate (Lower News)

Class Number:  30099

Section:  001

Units:  3

Length:  15 weeks

Course Material Fee:  None

Enroll Limit:  18

Restrictions & Prerequisites

Priority enrollment for first-year multimedia students.