TMA 114

Reading and Constructing Narratives

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Analyzing basic narrative principles; conceptualizing and writing narratives for media arts.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Other Prerequisites

Media Arts major or minor status.

Title

Storytelling and Narrative Methods

Learning Outcome

The objective of this class is to explore a range of story types that you should all know about. You have different career aspirations, but practitioners and scholars alike will want to be able to read, comprehend, and adapt/implement this array of narrative methods.

Title

World Construction and Influence

Learning Outcome

To provide students a stronger understanding of how the world around them is constructed and how they might better participate in, resist, and/or affect that world.

Title

Critical Tools

Learning Outcome

To equip students with a set of critical tools that will aid them in their production work.

Title

Foundational Content

Learning Outcome

To establish a solid foundation for students as they prepare to take higher-level Critical Studies courses.