Digital Storytelling Across Media: Crafting the Omni-Channel Narrative

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Digital Storytelling

Fall 2022

Taught By: Jennifer Begeal

Section: A

CRN: 3011

Credits: 3

Narrative and documentary storytelling through film and video is now commonly transferred to a variety of small-screen media, including social media platforms, mobile devices, and multiple-platform cross-media. In this course, students begin by engaging with storytelling fundamentals, such as premise, theme, conflict, character and plot, and then develop and apply them to new media platforms. Through case studies of cross-media, social media, blogs, Web serials, and other interactive projects, the class examines stories that unfold and connect across multiple media platforms. They then undertake a series of exercises, through which they explore scene and character development, learn effective narrative techniques and structures, and develop a proposal or outline for a longer project. The class also investigates new models of funding and distribution, such as crowd sourcing and hybrid distribution strategies, that enable media makers to maintain control over their work while building their audience. By the end of the class, each student should have completed a detailed project outline along with a visual presentation.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:00am 5/17/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/6/2022