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Narrative Forms

ARTDES 447 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 200
Instructor(s): Gloeckner, Phoebe
Schedule: MonWed 11:00a-1:15p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

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