MEDA I8Z20 - Authoring for Interactive Narrative

Full Title:Authoring for Interactive Narrative
Module Code:MEDA I8Z20
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:This module will further develop knowledge acquired in previous writing, project development, media theory and media analysis modules to equip students with the skills to design, develop and implement interactive narratives.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Develop a concept for an Interactive Narrative
  2. Design, refine and produce a script for linear and non-linear Interactive Narratives.
  3. Produce multimedia assets to a professional standard and integrate assets to produce a robust and navigable user driven Interactive Narrative.
  4. Conduct and document comprehensive user testing of the Interactive Narrative to inform iterative refinement of the user experience.
  5. Conduct a critically reflection on the process of producing multimedia based Interactive Narrative experiences

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Interactive Narrative Structure
Target Audience Research
Narrative Assets and Aesthetics
Interactive Narrative Design and Documentation
Testing and Iterative Refinement
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Project Concept 1 10.00 0 0 Week 1 0
Continuous Assessment Interactive Narrative Design Document & Script 2 20.00 0 0 Week 5 0
Continuous Assessment Interactive Narrative Assets & Authoring 3 40.00 0 0 Week 9 0
Continuous Assessment User Testing and Revision Report 4 20.00 0 0 Week 11 0
Class Test Blog and Critical Reflection Report 5 10.00 0 0 Week 13 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Lab based Workshop session 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study Product Development 5.33 Every Week 5.33
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.33
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Mark Stephen Meadows 2002, Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative, New Riders Press [ISBN: 978-0735711716]
  • Marie-Laure Ryan 2003, Narrative as Virtual Reality: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media, The Johns Hopkins University Press [ISBN: 978-0801877537]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_IMCCM_8 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communications in Creative Media 6 Elective
DK_IMMAT_7 Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts and Technologies 6 Elective