Storytelling for Documentary and Digital Media Formats


  • Requisites: This course is available to students in the Digital Media and IT program or the Digitial Media and IT Co-op program. Prerequisite: DMIT1013. Co-requisites: DMIT1510, DMIT1526.
  • Course Equivalencies: DMIT184
  • Open Studies: Not Available
  • Credits: 3.00

Students in the course learn the fundamentals of nonfiction storytelling for various formats, styles and approaches used in writing and designing a narrative storyline for a variety of digital media. Students will gain an understanding of the role of the writer and how undertake the process of researching a topic and transforming an idea into a nonfiction shooting script. Students will also learn to craft a narrative within the budget, scheduling and creative confines of the theatrical, television and on-line environment. Emphasis is placed on learning key concepts and dynamics in visual storytelling. Students will complete several individual and collaborative assignments that will demonstrate their ability to develop original narratives. Students will gain a basic understanding of the practical techniques used to efficiently create a shooting script from a story concept for digital capture and how to work collaboratively with a producer and director. This course will also introduce students to basic techniques used when working with a customer to assess the client’s needs in the area of branding and creating a narrative for a professional corporation. By the end of the course students will be able to complete a nonfiction script starting from their original idea all the way through the synopsis to pitch and the final shooting script.

View Course Outline

Upcoming Sessions

Class Section Dates
22880 A01 Jan. 06 - Apr. 24, 2020
Delivery Status