Writing and New Media (Previously LPW703) - 2017

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Unit summary

PWR80004

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignments - 60%-70% , Online Discussion - 30%-40%

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Domestic 2,810.00
Domestic continuing 2,203.00
International 3,060.00
International continuing 2,453.00

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This unit explores the theory and practice of new media writing. It builds skills enabling students to create work for a range of new media and social media platforms. Students will explore approaches to digital storytelling and transmedia narratives; reflect on the conventions and requirements of creating ‘text’ for digital media; discuss and theorise emerging trends in a range of media platforms; and experiment with the boundaries between producer and user.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect on and evaluate a range of creative techniques, methodologies, and theoretical approaches to Writing for new media and its platforms
  2. Demonstrate a high level of creative skill in the production, critique, and comparative analysis of a range of writing outputs for new media and digital environments
  3. Generate a substantial practice-led creative project, and produce and evaluate complex reflexive theorisations about their practice and project, and the practice and projects of others.
  • Assignments — 60%-70%
  • Online Discussion — 30%-40%

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • LPW707 — Writing and New Media (Previously LPW703)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

You should also have completed the 8 units comprising the Graduate Diploma of Arts (Writing) before enrolling in this unit.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1What is new media?
2Approach to digital storytelling
3Interactive narratives
4Exploring Transmedia stories
5Online identities and the self
6Alternate realities and gaming
7Developing your project

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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