Computer Game Form, Narrative and Style
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Graphic Design, Media Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionVideogames have rapidly become not only one of the most significant forms of contemporary popular culture but also a chief form of creative expression. This subject introduces students to the broad spectrum and fundamental characteristics of videogames as art via critical analysis of form, style, narrative & genre. Videogame aesthetics are understood within their historical, technical and gameplay contexts.Learning Objectives1. To identify formal elements of videogames.
2. To analyse the characteristics of narrative form, game styles and genres of a single game within the context of critical theory and aesthetics.
3. To undertake research projects in Game Studies.
4. To provide students with a theoretical framework for the operation and interpretation of game texts and the way this is influenced by artistic, historical, social, economic and technological elements.