Minor Interactive Narrative DesignThe study

About the study

Minor Interactive Narrative Design
Mode of study:
Games and Interaction
5 months

Minor Interactive Narrative Design in brief

  • You are introduced to the basics of interactive storytelling
  • You discover how interactive narrative design increases the opportunities in your own professional field
  • You take workshops about the technical aspects of interactive storytelling (programming, video editing, staging)
  • In a team, you develop promising interactive concepts, including working prototypes

About the course

Storytellers who can tell interactive narratives are needed not just in the game industry, but also in journalism, museums and the world of advertising. This minor teaches you to work with the tools needed by the storyteller of the future. In two related projects (self-expression and present yourself), you combine theory and practice, and learn to identify the opportunities for putting interactive projects on the market.

Minor Interactive Narrative Design

What will you learn?

Based on your own expertise, you learn which opportunities are offered to you by interactive narrative design. You learn the basic skills of interactive narrative design in the areas of design, writing interactive narratives, forming and testing ideas, technology and communication.
You do two projects. Project 1 (in pairs), which takes ’36 dramatic situations’ as its starting point and where you create an interactive presentation based on a personal narrative.
In project 2, you work in a team and develop a promising interactive concept (including a working prototype), which you pitch to the target group of your project.
The minor is rounded off by a personal presentation, in which you reflect on your own development as an interactive narrative designer, using examples from your project. It is a ten-minute presentation for a committee of lecturers.

Types of lesson

In the ‘interactive narrative labs’ in the first block, you have lessons and project coaching from lecturers from various disciplines and professionals from the creative industry. Each lab takes two weeks and runs in parallel to the project. A specific part of the interactive narrative design process is dealt with in each lab.
  1. Lab 1: Ideation and Concepting
  2. Lab 2: Writing for Interaction
  3. Lab 3: User Testing and Prototyping
  4. Lab 4: Tech Workshops
In the second block, you work in a team on developing a promising interactive narrative, including a working prototype that you pitch to the client or target group.
Minor Interactive Narrative Design

Application and admission

If you can identify with the points below, then apply for the course!

You want to combine your passion for telling stories with an interest in the opportunities of new technology and multimedia.

Entry requirements

Interest in and experience with applied creative work using the medium of interactive narration, knowledge of multimedia, game design and filmmaking, or experience as a dramatist.

Apply for the Minor Interactive Narrative Design through Kies op Maat.
Students are selected on the basis of a CV, a study progress review and a cover letter of 1 A4. If necessary, the course leader will hold a matching interview.
There is a continual selection process up to the application deadline. For important dates, see Kies op Maat.