Interactive Storytelling in Digital Media
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Interaktiivne lugude jutustamine digitaalses meedias
Course title in English
Interactive Storytelling in Digital Media
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Mikhail Fiadotau (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To introduce the main concepts and approaches in interactive storytelling.
To equip students with the basic knowledge required to analyze existing interactive narratives and design their own.
Brief description of the course
Types and applications of interactive narrative. Interactivity and related concepts: ergodic literature (Aarseth); procedural rhetoric (Bogost); ludonarrative (Hocking).
Interactive narratives across media and cultural forms. Performativity and environmental storytelling. Interactive narratives in digital games and computational art.
Narrative and simulation. Narrative emergence and meaning-making in emergent storytelling.
Frameworks and methods for designing interactive digital narratives.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- can identify key directions and debates in the field of interactive storytelling; discuss practical uses of interactive narratives across various fields citing specific examples;
- can apply key vocabulary in the field of interactive storytelling in order to analyze the structural and rhetorical features of existing digital narrative experiences;
- can produce conceptual designs for digital interactive narratives; present and articulate these designs using relevant concepts in the field.
Mikhail Fiadotau