MPI111 Multiplatform Concepts and Storytelling (8)


The subject investigates the traditional form of the screen narrative with its Aristotelian origins as a foundation, to enable students to explore the development of the narrative in various forms including the novel, comics, radio, television, cinema and a range of online incarnations.  Through the analysis of multiplatform narrative structures, students will gain knowledge of the evolving nature of narrative and the role of technology in its evolution.  Students will create narrative content that embraces current and anticipated trends in multiplatform storytelling.

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Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse traditional narrative construction
  • be able to apply narrative structures across multiple platforms
  • be able to analyse the impact of technology on the evolution of form in multiplatform storytelling
  • be able to engage in discourse on past, current and future trends in multiplatform narrative application
  • be able to develop multiplatform content that demonstrates technical and aesthetic skills


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • History and exploration of traditional narrative conventions
  • Planning a multiplatform project
  • Fundamental approaches to structure, plotting, characterisation and dialogue writing
  • Application of multiplatform writing to a range of forms
  • The development of narrative forms in relation to multiple platforms
  • Study of the role and impact of technology on the evolution of multiplatform storytelling
  • Analysis of case studies analysing the advent of multiplatform storytelling
  • Analysis of case studies analysing contemporary multiplatform storytelling practitioners
  • Practical exploration of new means of adaptation of traditional narrative forms to the multiplatform environment
  • Reception theory towards multiplatform storytelling


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.