PROD226-23SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2023 start

Special Topic: Narrative Design for Interactive Media

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 November 2023
End Date: Sunday, 17 December 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 19 November 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 3 December 2023

Description

This course provides a practical and theoretical introduction to storytelling and narrative design for applied games, entertainment games and related interactive media applications. From fictional worldbuilding, networked story structures and character and conversation design to social simulations and emergent narrative, students will explore different design patterns and approaches for delivering meaningful play experiences, while gaining experience with standard tools and technologies for constructing interactive narratives and simulations. Students will work individually on smaller design activities reflecting the specific tasks and problems commonly faced by narrative designers in the game industry as well as collaborating in a peer group with complementary skills to deliver a more fully-developed systemic worldbuilding and storytelling project.

Prerequisites

Subject to the approval of the Head of School.

Recommended Preparation

PROD121 or PROD221 or COSC101/DIGI101 or 30 points from 200+
level arts courses

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Otakaro 201 13 Nov - 17 Dec
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Otakaro 205 Computer Lab 13 Nov - 17 Dec
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Otakaro 205 Computer Lab 13 Nov - 17 Dec
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 14:00 - 13 Nov - 17 Dec
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 14:00 - 20 Nov - 17 Dec

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Product Design Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design .

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