Subject details

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.
  • 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

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:

SWI-PWR60001-Critical Friends: The Real and Virtual Support of Writers , or SWI-LPW500

Others

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as LPW703.

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.

  • Assignment 1 - Online Discussion (60-70%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignments (30-40%)

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.

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