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Online course

Transmedia Storytelling

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

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Statement of Participation when you complete over half the course

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Transmedia Storytelling

Why join the course?

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

This free online course is designed for anyone studying or working in media or marketing. It will help you understand the transmedia storytelling trend and how to tell compelling stories across multiple platforms.

Over six 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?

Throughout, we’ll look at successful examples of transmedia storytelling - 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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When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

Who is the course for?

Course videos will be in Korean with English subtitles.

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?

Daniel H. BYUN (Lead Educator)

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.

Young-Sung Kwon

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 as an adjunct professor.

Who developed the course?

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.

Buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate

You can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised certificate in both digital and printed formats, to celebrate taking part.

£34.00 + shipping

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