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About the Course

Transmedia storytelling is the practice of designing, sharing, and participating in a cohesive story experience across multiple traditional and digital delivery platforms - for entertainment, advertising and marketing, or social change. Have you ever read a book, seen a movie, watched a television show, or played a game that centred around different aspects of a larger story or universe? You may be familiar with popular examples of such universes like Star Wars, Marvel, and The Walking Dead (to name a few). How do the professionals develop such expansive narratives? How do they ensure that each element stays true to the original story? How do they innovatively use different technologies to share the stories, grow audiences and create an active and involved community of fans? More and more, we are also engaging with elements or franchises of larger and more complex stories across a much more diverse range of platforms like interactive web experiences, social media communities, mobile devices, theme parks, and even augmented and virtual reality. A major challenge that current and future storytellers face is being able to engage different audiences in a story that is seamlessly told across all of these different platforms. WHAT WILL I LEARN? This course will help you to design a strategy for developing and telling your own transmedia story. You will learn about what it takes to: • Shape your ideas into compelling and well structured narratives and complex story worlds • Identify, understand, and engage different audiences in your stories • Create cohesive user experiences across different platforms • Evaluate existing and emerging technologies to share your story with the world, and help your audience participate in the larger storyworld you create The course provides you with a unique, authentic, and industry relevant learning opportunity. You will have access to current theory, industry examples and advice and undertake learning activities that will equip you with the tools you need to start developing your own ideas. WHO WILL MY INSTRUCTORS BE? You will learn effective transmedia design strategies from leading UNSW Australia Art & Design academics. You will also examine case studies that demonstrate how amazing ideas, technology and audience contributions can be brought together to create dynamic storyworlds. You'll see examples of major, successful transmedia storytelling projects involving movies, digital entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and more. In collaboration with our industry partner X Media Lab, the course will give you inside access to the personal stories, insight and advice of the following innovative transmedia storytelling professionals from Hollywood USA, Canada and Australia. • Susan Bonds, 42 Entertainment, Los Angeles, USA • Flint Dille, Screenwriter, Game Designer and Novelist, Los Angeles, USA • Cindi Drennan, Illuminart, Australia • Tom Ellard, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, Australia • Catherine Fargher, Dr Egg Digital, Sydney, Australia • Hal Hefner, 3AM Creative, USA • Brian Seth Hurst, StoryTech, Los Angeles, USA • Henry Jenkins, School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, USA • Mikey Leung, Digital Storytellers, Sydney, Australia • Alex Lieu, 42 Entertainment, Los Angeles, USA • Geoffrey Long, Annenberg Innovation Lab, University of Southern California, USA • John McGhee, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, Australia • Joseph Narai, Transmedia Entertainment, Sydney, Australia • Jeff Nicholas, The Uprising Creative, Los Angeles, USA • Sergio Paez, Graphic Artist working in animation, TV, video games, and film. Co Founder, StoryboardArt, California, USA • Steve Peters, No Mimes Media, Los Angeles, USA • Stuart Samuels, Stuart Samuels Productions, Toronto, Canada • Charles Santoso, Concept Artist, Sydney, Australia • Seth Shapiro, New Amsterdam Media, Los Angeles, USA • Scott Snibbe, Eyegroove, San Francisco, USA • Tracey Taylor, The Pulse, Sydney, Australia • Robert Tercek, Public Speaker, Digital Media Strategist, and Executive Leader for Creative Ventures and Business Innovation, • University of Southern California, USA • Kevin Williams, Founder & Director of KWP Ltd and DNA Association, UK • Brent Young, Super 78, Los Angeles, USA • Maya Zuckerman, Transmedia SF, San Francisco, USA COURSE CONTENT DEVELOPMENT Karin Watson, Iman Irannejad, and Dr. Simon McIntyre....

Top reviews

NN

Aug 15, 2021

Being someone who loves movies, this course has provided me deep knowledge about storytelling . the lectures were very understandable for a beginner. Hope to use this knowledge in future. :)

MP

May 23, 2021

I definitely recommend this course to all those who want to improve their creativity, their storytelling skills and learn to use different technologies to engage all types of audiences.

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By Noopur T

Apr 27, 2020

Great Course. Love the inputs from all the professionals and the various tools and methods provided to the students to complete the modules. Very interesting and enriching. Thank you

By Matias C

Dec 24, 2020

Great opportunity to access knowledge from A LOT of professionals. Also it´s been great to develop a project and work on it week by week, always changing it and making it better.

By Stefan T

Jun 8, 2020

Quite a few things to learn and perfect for anyone that wants to say saomething, adapt a message sell a product, basically how you think of a story in complex way.

By Alicia B

Sep 13, 2020

I loved this course and learned so much! Watching the videos from the industry leaders was inspirational and I hope to work with some of them in the future.

By Jasmind T

Dec 7, 2020

I think the real value of this course is in the reading materials and explanations of types of storytelling and media. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

By Ojaswee S

Jan 2, 2021

This course has been a great insight into futuristic technologies and how storytelling can be produced for advanced and varied platforms and technologies.

By Juan P G

May 5, 2020

Is a great course, i learn a lot personally for the transmedia storytelling. This is necesary to chilean journalism, for get out of the media crysis.

By Barrett B

Apr 3, 2020

Great course! Very informative and engaging! I thoroughly enjoyed it and gained strong perspective about the world / universe I am creating from it!

By Boiso M O

Jul 8, 2021

It was interesting and met my expectations. It afforded me an additional new career . I thank those who took their time to provide study materials.

By Csaba T S

Sep 25, 2018

It was absolutely worth buying this course, I learnt a lot about storytelling itself and about transmedia storytelling, as well. Fully recommended!

By Guadalupe V

Apr 24, 2019

Extraordinary course! We are going to develop the project I worked on during this MOOC. Thank you for the super professional input and guidance!

By Astrid

Jun 21, 2021

I​ enjoyed the many different perspectives presented in the videos, the clear and interesting assignments, overall I learned a lot. Thank you.

By Rudy T

Jun 21, 2020

A great experience, really useful contents and examples. Assignments had the right mix of complexity to acquire the main topics of the course.

By Rajendra T

May 16, 2020

Excellent Course. This is my first course related to mass media and video production, story telling. Like it and gained significant knowledge.

By Larry I

Aug 22, 2020

An exceptional course! I learnt so much within the six weeks of the course. The content was informative, exciting and truly inspirational.

By Héctor E V C

Sep 26, 2021

A truly enriching, comprehensive course that feeds curiosity with each module, and makes you think about opportunities. Just learnings!

By Christian A R

Jul 21, 2020

The course is very efficient in providing a holistic perspective on the practice of storytelling through different communication media.

By Lisa R

Mar 26, 2020

This is a very comprehensive course that helped me to see the emerging technologies and think through how to use them for storytelling.

By Stephen O A

Nov 6, 2019

The best MOOC ever! I really love the blend of advice and journey of professionals with theoretical framework! It was fun! Thank you.

By Willem B

Aug 13, 2021

G​reat experience all round. The input from industry professionals on the real world application of the knowledge was impactfull.

By Santiago C Z

Jul 5, 2020

Amazing course, provided me with great tools and multiple concepts, very useful for the process of developing transmedia stories

By sri

May 26, 2020

One of the best. Worth the money. Finally ann online course where effort was put inn in choosing the lecturers and the content.

By Dan S

Apr 10, 2017

Very helpful course! I particularly enjoyed learning about the great variety of transmedia projects from the makers themselevs.

By Inês S C

Nov 21, 2017

It helped me a lot, gave me a tone of information that is going to be essential to start writing my story. Thank you so much!

By Sofia V

Dec 31, 2020

It has been a very useful course where I learned different tools for creating stories and incorporate transmedia platforms.