Our storytelling course assists students with new and emerging platforms such as video games, virtual reality and internet or mobile apps by exploring how storytelling allows us to make connections. Students will learn fundamental concepts related to interactive storytelling, such as the structure of interactive digital narratives from multiple genres, and the practical applications of utilizing storytelling techniques.
None. However, previous experience in networking, OS administration or virtualization is an asset.
This course looks at the development, production, and use of digital stories. Digital stories are used in social media, networking, VR, AR and other emerging technologies. This storytelling course will explore convergent communication technologies, particularly consumer-grade technologies such as those in smartphones and tablets. The widespread use of these technologies means that new writing and producing skills and techniques are necessary to adapt to computer screen conventions and other parameters of these new media forms. The course has a practical component, which will encourage the production of new forms of narrative through exercises and the use of skills developed in class.
Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
Brittany Chung Campbell comes to Ashton College with an extensive background in storytelling using various forms of media. As a book editor and self-publishing consultant based in Toronto, Ontario, her goal is to teach storytellers how to turn their ideas into a compelling story that builds communities. After her graduation, Brittany interned at CTV.ca and became obsessed with digital storytelling. Since then, she has worked as a corporate copywriter across many different industries, performs at storytelling events, has been published in anthologies and has transitioned into entrepreneurship by helping writers become authors.
Christopher Mines brings an extensive multimedia background to his teaching practice. He is a radio broadcasting graduate with additional coursework in political science and journalism. He has furthered his formal education with practical workshops and freelance opportunities in creative writing, current affairs, stand-up comedy, voice acting and more. He has worked as a desktop publisher, PA announcer, webcast director, livestream producer and storyteller. His goal is to showcase the ins and outs of the media industry and to help make the abstract become concrete.
*Subject to change without notice
This course provides additional, supplemental training for those already in careers working with development, production, and use of digital stories.
The registration fee for this course is $450.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.