ATS3306 - Digital storytelling - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Theatre and Performance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Misha Myers


Dr Misha Myers

Not offered in 2018


Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.


This unit explores the possibilities new technologies allow for creating new narrative experiences that combine interaction between digital and physical worlds. Students will develop practical, technical and conceptual skills for evaluating and implementing interactive and immersive narrative experiences across media, such as serialised mobile or social media narratives, web series, location-based gaming, or crossmedia theatre. Students will be required to conceive, develop and produce a collaborative project that demonstrates a suitable application of knowledge and techniques in designing narrative experiences using new technologies.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. research, evaluate and implement narrative techniques used in immersive, interactive and experiential storytelling across diverse media;
  2. exercise critical thinking and professional judgment in developing new understandings in the field;
  3. show technical skills and a degree of independence and accountability in designing planning, conducting and reporting on immersive, interactive and experiential storytelling project using diverse media in collaboration with others.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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