COMM 2053 Narrative: Fictional Screen Media

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Wendy Chandler Opens in new window

Description In the 21st Century the nature of storytelling has evolved. Fictional screen narratives are now delivered across multiple platforms, devices and spaces. At the same time different platforms are strategically used to extend and add new layers to stories while deepening audience interaction and engagement. This unit introduces students to more advanced principles and processes in the production of fictional screen media. Students will learn how to work effectively in collaborative production teams across various key roles in pre-production, production and post-production. Working in teams, students produce a creative cross-platform narrative screen media project.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) COMM 1015 OR
COMM 1039

Equivalent Subjects COMM 3020 - Media Arts Project

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Apply key concepts in cross platform fictional storytelling to project development.
  2. Develop and write a proposal and script for a cross platform fictional project
  3. Plan and produce a cross platform screen media project which includes a fictional narrative video.
  4. Apply reflexive critical thinking to the creative process and to evaluation of their own and others' work.
  5. Work independently and collaboratively on a cross platform fictional storytelling project.

Subject Content

1. Advanced fictional scriptwriting concepts and methods.
2. Cross platform and 360 transmedia storytelling.
3. Relevant skills in cross platform fictional screen media production.
4. Professional production practices and creative processes for screen media practitioners working in collaborative teams.
5. Reflective online content production and publishing

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Proposal 2,000 words 40 N Individual
Applied Project Fiction film up to 7 minutes Plus at least one additional platform component 35 N Group
Online Reflection 1500 or equivalent 25 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Online

Online

Subject Contact Wendy Chandler Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Wendy Chandler Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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