Storytelling for Digital Media (COM-105)
This course explores the ways in which storytelling serves as an essential medium for human communication, with specific focus on its central role in the creation of video games, film and multimedia. Students will examine traditional narrative theory with special emphasis on its adaptation for interactive digital media. Topics will include world creation, back-story, plot and story arc, genre, character development, and dialogue. Emphasis will be placed on the craft of storytelling, and the demands of creative development in a collaborative project environment. Prerequisites: ENG 088, ENG 099, if required. 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 3 credits.