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Learn how to tell compelling stories across multiple platforms, like books, films, games and TV, with this free online course.

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Transmedia Storytelling
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

Stories are increasingly told across a variety of formats - books, comics, events, films, games and TV programmes. This is known as transmedia storytelling or multiplatform storytelling.

This course will help you tell compelling stories across multiple platforms.

We’ll look at examples such as The Avengers, The Matrix and Transformers - and put theory into practice, by retelling the popular fable, The Three Little Pigs, in a multiplatform format.

You’ll learn with Daniel H Byun - the film director also known as 변혁.

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What topics will you cover?

Over four weeks, we’ll ask:

  • What is transmedia storytelling? And how does it differ from related ideas like media convergence and one source multi use (OSMU)?
  • How do the key elements of character, plot and setting create a memorable story?
  • What can we learn from folklore and traditional narratives?
  • And how is storytelling in the digital age different from previous forms?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • The students will explore the basic concepts of transmedia storytelling

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone studying or working in media or marketing, who is interested in telling stories across multiple platforms.

Who will you learn with?

Film Director. Received his PhD degree in Aesthetics from University of Paris 1. Currently an associate professor in the department of Film and Media at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul.

Graduated from California State University majored in radio/TV/film, and received Ph.D. in multimedia at SKKU. Currently lecture on transmedia with Prof. Byun at SKKU.

Who developed the course?

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

Sungkyunkwan University, founded in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea, has fostered leaders of Korean society for over 600 years.

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  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

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  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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