Module title: Digital Storytelling

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: IMD09104
Module leader: Tom Flint
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social informatics
Prerequisites

Module code IMD08104
Module title Digital Video
Examples of equivalent learning: HND Interactive Media Design

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Flint
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Blended format using lectures and practical instruction supplemented with VLE resources detailing directed and reflective study. Lectures will be two hours in length and will cover technology, development and design. In addition a weekly case study or design exercise will provide additional insight into current trends and developments in digital storytelling (all LOs).

The practical sessions will consist of direct support to the development of the student courseworks through class-based and computer-mediated discussions (all LOs).

The remaining time will be devoted to directed study, where a comprehensive list of references will be supplied in order to illustrate advanced practice, these will incorporate videos, books, papers and websites, which will be updated regularly.



Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
Design a concept model for an interactive story.
Produce a significant narrative driven portfolio artefact to a given brief and project schedule (LOs 1, 2, 3, 5).
Examination examining Los 1,2, and 3


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1,2,3,4,5 15 HOURS= 120, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 50 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Within the context of Digital Storytelling the following topics will be covered:
• Cinema, Television, Video Games, Cross-Media Production & Responsive Environments
• Visual Literacy & Digital Literacy
• Linear Narrative, Non-linear Narrative & Interactive Narrative
• Localisation and Internationalisation
• Cultural Influences with specific reference to European, North American and Asian Media

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate a practical understanding of the methods and techniques used in the conception and development of digital storytelling.
LO2: Demonstrate a critical awareness of alternative forms of interaction, their conventions, potential and suitability for use within digital storytelling.
LO3: Critically appraise issues, influences and trends in digital storytelling.
LO4: Design a concept model for an interactive story.
LO5: Produce a significant narrative driven portfolio artefact to a given brief and project schedule.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - BELLANTONI, P (2005) IF IT'S PURPLE, SOMEONE'S GONNA DIE: THE POWER OF COLOR IN VISUAL STORYTELLING: FOCAL PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0240806883
Core - FABE, M (2004) CLOSELY WATCHED FILMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF NARRATIVE FILM TECHNIQUE: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0520238621
Core - MILLER, C.H (2009) DIGITAL STORYTELLING: FOCAL PRESS, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 0240809599
Core - RYAN, M NARRATIVE AS VIRTUAL REALITY: IMMERSION AND INTERACTIVITY IN LITERATURE AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA (PARALLAX: RE-VISIONS OF CULTURE AND SOCIETY): JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1st ed.
Core - VAN SIJLL.J (2005) CINEMATIC STORYTELLING: THE 100 MOST POWERFUL FILM CONVENTIONS EVERY FILMMAKER MUST KNOW: MICHAEL WIESE PRODUCTION, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781932907056
Core - VOYTILLA, S (1999) MYTHS AND THE MOVIES.: MICHAEL WIESE PRODUCTIONS, CA, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0941188663
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