Digital Storytelling

Teacher(s): Verykios SpyridonNew Window, Valianatos ThomasNew Window
Course Code: YKA2
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Postgraduate
Lecture Language: Greek
Semester: 1st
Learning Units: 6
Teaching Hours: 2
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Short Description:

Digital Storytelling is a versatile genre that is derived from the combination of elements such as images, audio, photographs, and videos, that are placed within the context of a narrative. As a process, it blends traditional art forms with the media of the digital age.
This course presents the theoretical, technical, and methodological perspectives in the field of new media. It explores the structural and conceptual strategies of directing and screenwriting across a spectrum of digital platforms. Theories of narrative form, visuals, and sound will form part of the course with an emphasis on the function of visual forms.


Students learn how to use multimedia tools to produce short stories in a linear or nonlinear format that can be shared on different types of digital devices, uploaded to the internet, or can be made available through traditional means of exposure.
During the semester they learn the basic principles of story dynamics, dramatic composition, and also different approaches to storytelling. Within this course, participants learn the digital tools that are necessary to create works of visual storytelling, experimental narratives, and applications on the internet.  
During the exams, students submit one digital artwork that they carried out during the semester. 

Suggested Bibliography:

Robert Mc Kee, Story, Εκδόσεις Methuen 1997

Syd Field, Screenwriting, Εκδόσεις Ebury Press 2003

Bruce Block, The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media, Εκδόσεις Focal Press, Μassachusetts 2007

Steven D. Katz, Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen, Εκδόσεις Michael Wiese/Studio City 1991

Bryan, Alexander, The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media, Praeger, 2017

Teaching and Learning Methods:

The course is organized on a series of lectures, during which are presented basic principles of storytelling, directing, editing, and methods of using multimedia digital tools. Throughout the semester, the study focuses on the principles of storytelling in a wide range of analog and digital media narratives

ICT Usage:

During the semester, students use computers, 2D/3D, editing, and animation aplications.

Evaluation Methods:

An evaluation questionnaire is filled out and submitted anonymously by the students.


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