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Literary Media & Communications

"When we speak we echo many voices."

- Mary Catherine Bateson, quotes in the NY Times, 15 Nov 1987

Henry Jenkins, writing about Transmedia storytelling, “…represents a process where integral elements of a fiction get dispersed systematically across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience. Ideally, each medium makes its own unique contribution to the unfolding of the story.”

The Literary Media and Communications Department works towards training the 21st century artist/writer in creating Trans/Narratives, which represents our new paradigm.   The creative energies that have produced technological behemoths such as Face book, Twitter, “i/Technologies”, blogs, “YouTube”, social media as a whole, require the ability to engage multiple skill sets.  The necessity of having multiple skill sets, multiple platforms to render creativity is essential in competing within a global economy.  LMC terms this rendering, Trans/Narratives, and is what our entire curriculum and training is premised on.  A student interested in poetry will also train in other creative forms including fiction and non-fiction, the essay, short story, micro-fiction and creative non-fiction, as well as print and web-based journalism, blog, playwriting and screenwriting, performance, film theory, documentary filmmaking, social media, and web narrative.  This ability to create and render narrative, utilizing multiple strategies, “across multiple delivery channels”, will more aptly prepare students in Literary Media and Communications towards the mission of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, in the 21st Century, and more effectively prepare them to enter the Creative Economy.

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Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Creative Writing Writing Workshop I Writing Workshop II Writing Workshop III
Journalism I Journalism II Writing For Media Internship
Media I Media II Media III Media IV
Mass Communications I Mass Communications II  Play Analysis Playwriting

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