Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 216
Subject Name Transmedia Storytelling
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites BCM115 or 36CP at any level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence MEDA201
Assessment Assignment - 1. Analysis 25% Presentation - 2. Presentation Treatment 30% Project - 3. Project Work 45%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Aaron Burton
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Aaron Burton
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
Cultures, places, and lives are built from stories. Listening to stories activates our imagination and the act of telling stories allow us to achieve understanding of experiences that are not our own. This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of transmedia storytelling focusing on the use of audiovisual, time-based and screen forms. By engaging with different modes of storytelling in historical and contemporary practices, student develop practical skills including basic script development, storyboarding, and cinematography.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Articulate a developing understanding of the history and contemporary practices of story-telling in the context of global screen culture
2. Creatively engage in a variety of screen media modes and techniques in exploring story-telling as a cultural practice
3. Produce socially engaged screen media practices informed by global screen culture
4. Contribute to the discussion of future story-telling practices.

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