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Media Worlds (11130.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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At their best, stories can create imaginary worlds in the mind of the reader. Technologies - be they printed pages or computers - mediate ideas and open new possibilities for authors to present their stories to their readers or viewers. In this unit we look at the ways that stories are mediated by modern technologies and consider how technology changes stories. Rather than working purely in the realm of theory, we explore and engage with concepts by building stories in media technologies. This unit complements Pixels and Polygons by encouraging students to develop strategies for self-directed learning of unfamiliar technologies.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Analyse media artefacts to identify how narrative is constructed;

2. Apply knowledge of visual narrative conventions to construct coherent narrative sequences using digital media technologies; and

3. Analyse key narrative elements and adapt them for visual presentation.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour instruction on-campus, one 2 hour practical laboratory on-campus and 5 hours of technical exercises and readings per week.





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