Narratives and Interaction

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module introduces the production and creation of narrative artefacts and narrative universes with special emphasis on the integration of interactive narratives and physical stages. The module is supported by theoretical and practical courses and seminars within concept development of narratives installations of various kinds, video editing, scripting, and possibly special ad hoc activities evolving from the production processes of the students. Furthermore, the module seeks to establish collaborative processes and projects with external partners.

In connection with the module, courses may be offered within the following areas:

  • Artistic and Academic Methodology V (Participatory Methods)
  • Dramaturgy and Media I
  • Manuscript
  • Video Editing

“Narratives and Interaction” is to introduce the students to problem areas and solutions in relation to the creation of artefacts and projects, in which different forms of structuring of narrative information plays a major role, i.e. interactive storytelling, collaborative narrative projects, hypertexts etc. The module comprises of theoretical and practical courses and seminars within narratology, (interactive) dramaturgy, understanding and creation of fictional universes, writing of manuscripts and storyboards

Learning objectives

Knowledge

During this module, students should acquire basic knowledge about

  • central theories within narratology with special focus on narratives in interactive settings
  • methods for the creation of narrative installations
  • central theories within (inter/re-active) dramaturgy and performance design
  • theories and methods of combining physical and digitally enhanced spaces
  • artistic and technological strategies within performance design and performative events
  • manuscripts and storyboards as central creation methods of narrative media installations
  • artistic and academic methods of collaborations with external partners

Skills

During this module, students should acquire skills in

  • identifying and formulating an artistic problem and/or theme within the field “Narratives and Interaction” and developing different artistic solutions (concepts) for a chosen problem/theme 
  • Transforming basic knowledge and theories of narrativity and media technology into valid artistic concepts
  • identifying dramaturgical challenges within interactive fiction and performance
  • applying and implementing (interactive) dramaturgical models that combine physical and digitally enhanced spaces
  • applying technological solutions in regard to interactive narratives and performance design

Competences

During this module, students should acquire competencies in

  • conceiving ideas and developing concepts of (interactive) narrative artefacts that combines physical and digital means of expression
  • analyzing and constructing narrative artefacts and events that merge virtual and material spaces
  • employing a number of digital performance technologies
  • analyzing and creating manuscripts and storyboards in regard to re-/interactive story telling
  • contextualizing own artistic solutions (to state-of-art, socio-cultural requisites and consequences, art theoretical and aesthetic dimensions, etc.)
  • describing, analyzing, and documenting artistic design solutions on a professional level, and communicating this to external collaborative partners.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Project work in groups

Exam

Exams

Name of examNarratives and Interaction
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student, the examiner and another internal examiner on the basis of the project report prepared by the student(s), which may be in the form of a report or portfolio as well as the product created by the student. The project exam will also address other content from the module courses.

Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages per student (15 pages in the case of individual reports).

Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes for assessment and
communication of grades per group, however, the duration of the examination is maximum 2 hours.
ECTS15
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAn aggregate grade is awarded for the artefact, the written and oral performances.

The written report, the product and the oral examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleNarration og interaktion
Module codeBAART201515
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
5. semester
ECTS15
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Art & Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities