Digital Storytelling (DST)

DST 1880: Introduction to Digital Storytelling

(same as ENGLSH 1880). Introduction to concepts and skills for Digital Storytelling, including media literacy and forms of narrative manifested historically and currently across a range of media. This course focuses on theories and concepts that support the critical analysis and creation of contemporary narrative in digital form with particular attention to audio, visual and written communication. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


DST 2001: Topics in Digital Storytelling

Organized study of selected topics in Digital Storytelling. Subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


DST 2005: Topics in Digital Storytelling

Organized study of selected topics in Digital Storytelling. Subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


DST 2880: Digital Storytelling Production I

(same as ENGLSH 2880). Digital Storytelling Production I teaches agility with digital video technology through applied experiences. Assignments in digital video production emphasize how video narratives are created and how images and audio enhance the structure, mood, and theme of the narrative. Instruction will focus on planning a video production and developing the tools and practices in lighting, sound recording, image capturing, and editing. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: ENGLSH 1000


DST 2885: Digital Storytelling Animation Production I

(same as ENGLSH 2885). Introduction to all aspects of digital animation and elements of the 3D computer animation production pipeline, including story drafting and production planning, polygonal modeling and texturing, rigging, key framing, lighting, compositing rendered images, and editing into a short finished film. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: ENGLSH 1000


DST 3001: Topics in Digital Storytelling

Organized study of selected topics in Digital Storytelling. Subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: Sophomore standing


DST 3005: Topics in Digital Storytelling

Organized study of selected topics in Digital Storytelling. Subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: Sophomore standing


DST 3005H: Topics in Digital Storytelling

Organized study of selected topics in Digital Storytelling. Subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. Honors eligibility required


DST 3860: Special Themes in Digital Storytelling

Themes (e.g., Indigenous digital studies, folklore and the internet) announced at time of registration. No more than six hours may be taken in the Special Themes in Digital Storytelling. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000


DST 3880: Writing and Theory for Digital Media

(same as ENGLSH 3880). Writing and Theory for Digital Media teaches the skills, methods and theoretical frameworks needed to write for new media. Students will study and practice writing for web-based and digital media platforms, including short-form modes such as Twitter and various social media sites; longer-form modes such as blogs, vlogs and podcasts; and the emerging possibilities of locative and interactive media. Assignments emphasize the professional and creative possibilities of new media production. In addition to the hands-on creation for audio, screen-based, networked, and hybrid forms of digital media, students will also read, discuss, and write about work by new media theorists. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: Sophomore standing or above; ENGLSH 1000 and DST 1880


DST 3885: Audio Storytelling

Students in this course explore the skills, methods and theoretical frameworks needed to produce audio for new media and to understand the relationship between audio and digital culture. Students will study and practice writing and producing for web-based and digital media platforms. Assignments emphasize the professional and creative possibilities of new media production with an emphasis on audio. In addition to the hands-on creation of audio for radio, podcast, as well as screen-based, networked, and hybrid forms of digital media, students will also read, discuss, and write about work by producers and radio historians and theorists. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3


DST 4001: Topics in Digital Storytelling

Advanced study of selected topics in Digital Storytelling. Subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: Sophomore standing


DST 4005: Topics in Digital Storytelling

Advanced study of selected topics in Digital Storytelling. Subject may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Recommended: Sophomore standing


DST 4880: Digital Storytelling Production II

(same as with ENGLSH 4880). Digital Storytelling Production II introduces students to advanced techniques in digital storytelling production, while further developing skills in script writing, storyboarding, Adobe Premiere Pro, and video production with DSLR cameras. Assignments in digital video production emphasize how video narratives are created and how images and audio enhance the structure, mood, and theme of the narrative. Instruction will focus on planning a video production and developing the tools and practices in lighting, sound recording, image capturing, and editing. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000 and sophomore standing


DST 4930: Digital Storytelling Practicum

This course provides an opportunity for experiential learning in digital storytelling practice. Students will receive hands-on training through an intensive master class. Graded on S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-6
Prerequisites: Instructor's consent


DST 4940: Digital Storytelling Internship

Students work in an agency or institution using their digital storytelling skills for one to three credit hours. Graded on an S/U basis only.

Credit Hour: 1-3
Prerequisites: Program consent


DST 4970: Capstone Experience

For students in their senior year who have completed the core requirements for the Digital Storytelling program, this course focuses on advanced studies in the field and a major project involving the processes of selection, research, and production or writing leading to its completion. May include a professional component. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3