Course Info

DMA 535: Storytelling Across Media

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of multi-modal storytelling, i.e. the strategic use of two or more communication modes to make meaning, such as image, gesture, music, spoken and written language. While the application areas of storytelling may remain the same - from artistic expression to advertising, PR, journalism, documentary, activism and other persuasive forms - our means of meaning making are changing dramatically due to technological innovation, availability of digital media production tools, and the potential of immediate and universal online publication. Changing technological affordances demand an increased media literacy that includes a deep understanding of the specific strengths and weaknesses of various communication modes and their manifestation in digital media formats, so we can leverage them intentionally to create impactful, cohesive and emotionally compelling multi-modal texts and trans-media stories.

DMA 525 and DMA 527 are prerequisites for this class.

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 901
Class number: 30664
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: REMOT E0000

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 901
Class number: 30653
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00513 at Loop Campus
Instructor: B Rich | View syllabus

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 901
Class number: 34535
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00513 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Mischa Hiessboeck

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 901
Class number: 34022
Meeting time: Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00206 at Loop Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 901
Class number: 37210
Meeting time: M 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS 00210 at Loop Campus