Semesters

MMP301 Storytelling, Representations and Rhetorics

Course code: 
MMP301
Duration: 
1 semester
Credits (ECTS): 
15
Level of study: 
Master
Program of study: 
Master in Media Practices
Teaching semester: 
2020 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2020 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
English
Required prerequisite knowledge

Bachelor’s degree in media production or equivalent

Course content

In the first part of the course, the students work with film, text analysis and dramaturgy, with examples across several genres. Students will learn not only to see what is being told, but also how it is being told. They will be able to identify key elements in linear and nonlinear stories using narrative analysis and other relevant theoretical tools.

In the second part of the course, students will work in groups with a media production, from research and concept development, to a finished product.

Learning outcome

In accordance with the National Qualifications Framework the student will achieve the following learning outcomes after completing the course:

Learning outcome knowledge

The student has

  • developed knowledge of storytelling from a media-historical perspective
  • developed knowledge of dramaturgy and narrative techniques for traditional and new media
  • knowledge of the scholarly or artistic theories and methods of multimodal discourse analysis, narrative, narrative analysis and other related theoretical and methodological frameworks
Learning outcome skills

The student

  • can take part in shorter media productions of high quality within her/his field of specialization
  • can analyze academic issues on the basis of history, traditions, characters and space in society in storytelling through traditional media and in the field of multimedia, cross media and transmedia storytelling
  • can analyze and relate critically to various informational sources and use them to structure and formulate technical arguments about traditional media, multimedia, cross media and transmedia storytelling, products and practices
  • can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations in storytelling and work independently with practical and theoretical issues in her/his field
  • can use relevant methods for research and academic and/or artistic development
Learning outcome qualification

The student

  • can participate in the public debate to improve the quality of media productions
  • can structure and convey a story to an audience
  • can apply theoretical and methodical knowledge to practical work with media production
  • can communicate comprehensive independent work and master the language and terminology of her/his field
  • can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in her/his field, both with specialists and the general public
Working and learning activities

The course material is presented through lectures, seminars and group work. Students will work practically with the subject matter, both individually and in groups.

Parts of the course can be implemented as e-learning modules and screen-based teaching and guidance.

Assessment requirements

The student has to participate in lectures and seminars and complete all assignments.

Students complete a production in groups in the last half of the semester.

 

 

Evaluation system
Minimum number of students: 
5
Maximum number of students: 
40
Person in charge: 
Paul Bjerke
This course is part of these study programs
Master in Media Practices
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionCommentSupported materialScope
PortfolioIndividual1SemesterA-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing gradeThe final examination consists of a portfolio with a practical production and an essay. The essay must a) link the production to the syllabus and b) reflect on how the production fits in and contributes to the totality of the project. Length 3000-5000 words.

File types: pdf., .jpg, .pdf, .txt, .doc, .docx, .jpeg, .mp4, .mov, .zip.
The report should be 3000 – 5000 words
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Portfolio
Grouping:Individual
Duration:1
Type of duration:Semester
Grading scale:A-F, A is the best grade and E is the lowest passing grade
Proportion:
Comment:The final examination consists of a portfolio with a practical production and an essay. The essay must a) link the production to the syllabus and b) reflect on how the production fits in and contributes to the totality of the project. Length 3000-5000 words.

File types: pdf., .jpg, .pdf, .txt, .doc, .docx, .jpeg, .mp4, .mov, .zip.
Supported material:
Scope:The report should be 3000 – 5000 words
Approval signature: 
Odd Ragnar Hunnes 21.03.20