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Subject details

  • Topics
    • What is new media?
    • Approach to digital storytelling
    • Interactive narratives
    • Exploring Transmedia stories
    • Online identities and the self
    • Alternate realities and gaming
    • Developing your project
  • Study resources
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

After successfully completing this subject, 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.
  • Assignment 1 - 60%-70% (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - 30%-40% (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • SWI-LPW707
  • SWI-LPW703

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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 subject.

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