DNI is a course that teaches students digital narrative techniques in the context of an international cultural experience. The final product (artifact) of the course will be a ten-minute video narrative that demonstrates the students’ comprehension of Italian social and cultural structures as they pertain to their research subject and as they compare to corresponding structures found within the United States.
The class will meet starting approximately two months prior to departure, during which time digital narrative techniques will be introduced and put to practice in the form of brief etudes and exercises. During this time students will select an appropriate research subject that will serve as the focus of their narrative and commence creating an annotated bibliography of source materials.
Once in Italy students will collect video footage and other artifacts necessary to their narrative.The final week of the session in Italy will be devoted to the media editing of the narrative. All student projects will be premiered at a gala viewing session on the final night of the session!
Students will be responsible for acquiring the personal technology items necessary to create their documentary, including:
·Laptop computer with video editing software(iMovie, Movie Maker, Premier, Final Cut, etc.)
·Device capable of capturing video and still images (must be able to import the images on the laptop)
·Suitable amount of hard drive storage
·Optional photo/graphic editing software
·Optional advanced audio editing software
Additional course materials will be identified and posted on the Entrepreneurship website.
This course can be substituted for MC311, a requirement for Commercial Music majors.
This course meets thefollowing university core curriculum learning goals for an International Cultures and Structures course:
1.Analyze culturally diverse points of view through examination of primary sources.
2. Comprehend cultures and/or social structures of countries outside the United States.
3. Compare cultural and/or social structures found in countries outside the United States to those found within the US