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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 Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Transmedia Storytelling

Why join the course?

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?

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
  • Date to be announced

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?

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 (Assistant Educator)

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, 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.

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 Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $59 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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