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Unit description

Storytelling has an important and powerful role to play in the 21st century. Many different mediums and disciplines use storytelling to convey ideas, meaning and beliefs. This unit explores storytelling in its many forms from the tradition of oral storytelling to the use of storytelling in education, music, art, games and brands.

Unit content

This unit combines the theoretical and the practical aspects of storytelling. First exploring the history of storytelling as an oral tradition through to the ways that storytelling is utilised in contemporary media such as games and advertising. The student will develop skills to create stories in a digital format in order to convey meaning to their chosen audience. Emphasis is placed in the student aligning what they do with their future professional context.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1articulate a knowledge of the history and cultural value of storytellingKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
2explain the importance of storytelling in their particular professional contextKnowledge of a discipline
3create a personal narrative to explore digital storytellingCreativityLifelong learning
4use different techniques to bring a story to a digital contextCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5discuss their choices for type of story they tell and the context in which they tell itCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. articulate a knowledge of the history and cultural value of storytelling
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. explain the importance of storytelling in their particular professional context
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. create a personal narrative to explore digital storytelling
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. use different techniques to bring a story to a digital context
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. discuss their choices for type of story they tell and the context in which they tell it
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

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