Areas of Study

Course Overview

The traditional craft of storytelling takes on a new form through the use of digital media. The online course offers the students an introduction to methods and strategies for the design and production of digital media as well as creative digital stories for dissemination on the Internet. Through the use of multimedia technology, the students will produce their own new media and digital stories from text and storyboarding, to the moving image and interactive environments. The students will assume the role of a professional writer, director, producer and editor. The storyteller becomes the filmmaker and uses photographs, documents, community archives, and his/her own-recorded videos to create a short digital story. The course will also explore creative digital storytelling techniques to be used as an educational tool as well as the copyright and fair use in an educational setting.

Credit: 3