Storytelling Across Media
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5577
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Film & Video Production
  • Media Studies
Traditional linear storytelling in film and video is increasingly supplanted or replaced by hybrid 'transmedia' approaches that function across platforms and formats. The rise of short-form and user-generated content online, video gaming, interactive technologies and virtual worlds have broadened possibilities for audience participation in the creation of stories. New funding and distribution models enable the 'makers' to cultivate and reach their audiences directly, not only through industry intermediaries. This course allows students to experiment with these new forms and strategies, construct their own project and apply transmedia approaches in their own work. Students are asked to formulate a concept, which they then develop through multiple storylines and forms of media, such as film or video, social media, blogs, websites, as well as live performance and interactions. Particular attention is paid to how these storylines translate and transform through different media. The class discusses various case studies and current developments in this rapidly changing environment, as well as ways to integrate funding and distribution into a project’s overall concept.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Graduate students.