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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

NT
Apr 26, 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

CL
Jun 22, 2020

All aspects of story telling and trans media story telling are discussed. The resource persons shared their experiences very effectively to keep the interest building. Thank you!

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By Fiammetta C

Jul 15, 2019

I really appreciated the course and the average level, for me it was very interesting.

By Grace S

Jun 12, 2019

Great materials and lectures. Much to learn if you are willing and spend time on it.

By Charlotte D

Jun 29, 2020

I really enjoyed this course! It really broadened my horizons to what's possible!

By Anel T R

May 30, 2020

It is a very agile, interesting, and complete course. It boosts your creativity

By Rebeca L

Jun 29, 2020

Great course,! It gives a lot of useful material to work with and learn from!

By Swapna Y U

Sep 3, 2018

Good Introduction to various techniques, help me a lot to develop my project.

By MIGUEL A M P

Nov 19, 2020

A great course aimed at understanding Transmedia, narrative and technology

By Josefina P

Apr 23, 2020

Great course! I learned a lot and was motivated to develop my own story!

By Valeria N Á

Sep 27, 2020

EXCELENTE INTRODUCCION A USO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DE COMUNICACION

By Nadezhda P

Sep 26, 2019

It became much clearer to me how to make my film! I'm really happy.

By Gustavo M

Apr 23, 2018

The course content is clear, relevant, dynamic and well documented.

By Deshmukh K

Oct 20, 2019

The Best course i will suggest for every person all over the world

By Megha D

Apr 26, 2020

It was great experience but I didn't like the way of reviewing..

By Giorgio G

Mar 22, 2017

probably the most interesting course I've ever done on Coursera.

By Ali N

Oct 31, 2018

AWESOME COURSE. I recommend it to anyone with the writing bug

By Eleonora M

Oct 15, 2017

great course! very well structured and interesting subject.

By Elizaveta S

Mar 25, 2019

Very detailed, with wonderful speakers - truly enjoyed it!

By Shavyrina E A

Jun 3, 2020

I really like this course! It was great and interesting!

By Deleted A

Oct 31, 2018

Very thought-provoking, informative and comprehensible.

By João P S M

Jun 10, 2020

Perfect and I learn a whole new strategy for my job!

By Sathya S

Sep 17, 2019

It was a wonderful course, Really enjoyed it a lot.

By Edwar S C

May 22, 2019

A great course about new technologies. Recommended.

By Ami M

Jul 4, 2018

This course has the best resources I've ever seen.

By Paula O

Sep 15, 2020

Very complete, practical and interesting course!

By Mila S

Apr 1, 2018

Great design and content, excellently delivered.