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Digital Narratives and Entertainment (2 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: 02163
Acronym: 02163
Level: 2nd Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 20.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 21.0 h/sem 129.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites Not applicable.
Program This seminar is structured around the study of contemporary mediation practices, from the production and consumption spheres and based on the analysis of media flows across different platforms.
- study of digital culture and networked consumption of entertainment vis-à-vis new forms of participatory culture.
- insights on transmedia/cross-media storytelling strategies and media franchises, relating to business strategies of Web 2.0 companies, entertainment and cultural industries based on intellectual capital.
- overview on the major trends on audience theory research linking to contemporary empirical studies. Topics such as digital divide, participation gap, and the importance of media literacies will be discussed.
- look on fandom, providing an outline of the key concepts, debates, theoretical framing and methodologies.
Evaluation Method Students will write an essay/project on a topic explored throughout class and bibliographic support or concerning a transmedia/crossmedia project from the ground up, or analyze an existing one (70% of the grade).
The presentation of the final essay/project represents 20% of the grade.
Active participation will be assessed at 10%.
Students who do not opt for continuous assessment or fail in this assessment regime may take the final examination (100%) at the periods provided for this.
Teaching Method Theoretical presentations in the classroom with class discussion,framing each class session around a key debate.
Besides a theoretical approach,students will be presented with empirical case studies that reflect some of the best practices in the industry. Classes will allow a regular proximity with students,and the monitoring of practical work and the discussion of a set of required academic writings and debates.
Observations -
Basic Bibliographic
Complementar Bibliographic