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Narrative Forms

ARTDES 447.002, Fall 2024


Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Fall 2024

Prerequisites: All OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 300: Any 300 Level Studio.

Description: Calling all videographers, animators, illustrators, performers, writers, graphic novelists, gamers, photographers, sound artists, graphic designers, musicians, and podcasters! Welcome to the multi-media story lab. Bring us your ideas for a project in any media and we’ll explore the fundamentals of narrative form such as plot, point of view and genre across all platforms. This course will explore narrative within varying cultural, social and historical perspectives, as well as provide an opportunity to develop a sustained, ambitious, and iterative practice. Possible topics include: How a project/​story shifts if it’s framed as a comedy, documentary or interactive piece, or in response to changing audiences and contexts; storytelling workshops with visiting artists that include using prompts and exercises emphasizing diverse perspectives; modeling new forms and new voices in narrative art and design, including a diverse range of artistic and hybrid practices and media; countering/​critiquing/​reframing western, mainstream conventions of narrative; honing verbal and written skills to pitch and promote a narrative concept/​project in relevant professional settings; and learning ways to think about and address your primary and general audiences.

Frequency: This course is typically offered in the fall term of every academic year, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances.