MPI116 Narrative for Interactivity (8)

The subject investigates the evolution of interactive narrative beyond that of the traditional form of the linear screen narrative. Students will explore the development of the narrative as required for media that may include: 360 video, virtual reality, augmented reality, games and/or other interactive formats. This subject explores the methods and principles for creating narratives across various interactive platforms.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to write and construct interactive narratives for a range of media uses;
  • be able to apply the fundamental concepts of linear and non-linear storytelling to interactive media;
  • be able to explain the underlying principles of character and plot development in multimedia contexts;
  • be able to critique the narrative of interactive creative works within an established framework;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of available interactive platforms and how they can be used to convey narratives; and
  • be able to understand the fundamental concepts of interaction design and human user experience as they apply to interactive media.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Interactive narrative and storytelling
  • Changes in perspective (How the user is now an active participant)
  • 360 and scene creation
  • Understanding flow charts for interactive narratives
  • Creating characters in VR
  • Non-Fiction vs Fictional interactive narrative
  • Interactive narrative genres
  • Augmented Reality
  • Narrative that augments the virtual into the real world

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.