Are you interested in the mechanics of current fiction formats? Do you want to better understand how stories are told?
Enrolments are open for The Future of Storytelling, a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) presented by Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. This free, interdisciplinary course is aiming to bring together hundreds of media researchers, creators and students from around the world and will cover topics ranging from storytelling basics to how new online tools are changing the way stories are told and perceived.
The course will be taught over eight weeks, commencing on 25 October and running until 20 December. Each chapter of the course will incorporate weekly video material, lessons, interviews and tasks. It will also feature guest lectures by game designers, writers, transmedia producers, TV makers, executives and theorists from many different fields of study.
No prior knowledge of storytelling mechanics is needed, but an interest in creative processes and new technologies is welcomed and encouraged. It is estimated that the course will involve a time commitment of between 2 and 4 hours each week.
More details about the course’s aims and structure are explained in this video:
For full enrolment information visit The Future of Storytelling iVersity homepage.
What is a Massive Open Online Course?
A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a free, educational course open to anyone in the world via the internet. The structure is often similar to a university course but students do not usually receive academic credit. A number of major universities and institutions – including Harvard University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Zurich, the University of British Columbia, the American Museum of Natural History and Berklee College of Music – now offer MOOCs in a wide range of subject areas.
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