The course takes place in period

4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to introduce the ideas of interactive storytelling in a critical way that leaves participants able to articulate the practical and theoretical difficulties in trying to create an interactive story.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:

1. define interactive storytelling and explain clearly what it is, and what it isn't;
2. clearly distinguish between different modes of interactive storytelling;
3. produce one or more examples of the designs for a simple interactive story;
4. pitch the ideas for the interactive story in terms of a specific intended audience.

Course contents

Block 1: theories and practices
Block 2: creating a storyboard for an interactive story using the theories presented
Block 3: creating story worlds for reusable stories
Block 4 group project: story world
Block 5: group project: creating and pitching a story world and sample story for a specific target group.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

There are no prereqisites.

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Additional information

The course will take place almost exclusively online. There will be one compulsory meeting at the beginning of the course, and a second meeting at the end.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 60 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 5 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 30 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should present all assignments, and present the final project.


Kelly Owen


Kelly Owen

Group size

No limit (61 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-05-15

The timetable of the course

First meeting: April 1 2019

Final meeting: April 29, 2019

Course enrolment period

2020-03-09 to 2020-04-05

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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