DMA 102 Digital Design and Storytelling • 5 Cr.
Explores storytelling from oral and written traditions and those found in today's visual and social media. Students will analyze stories, characters, narrative elements and themes and review visual media through the lens of story structure. Students will also develop stories, characters, and storyboards and learn processes for carrying a project from initial idea to completion. Recommended prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: DMA 100.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe storytelling across a range of times and cultures
- Identify important developments in the history of narrative media
- Describe the relationship between alternative, independent and mainstream media
- Identify the elements of story and describe a variety of narrative structures
- Recognize dramatic structure in a variety of media such as short story, feature length film, short film, documentary, feature length or short animation, public service announcements, commercials and games
- Demonstrate the value of the storyboard as the intersection of story and visuals, and as a planning document
- Recognize and demonstrate the process of designing media, including goal setting, identifying audience, information gathering, structuring, implementation and incorporating feedback