Interactive Movies


Course Contents

With technology and interactivity becoming more and more distinct and predominant in our lifestyles, culture and society, a demand for interactive experiences and the delivery of more personalized entertainment content becomes noticeable.

The course introduces students to the concept of interactive storytelling and digital narratives. For the purpose of this course the term “interactive movie” will refer to animated, filmed, video game-based and any other kind of movies following a main story but enabling user interaction. Interactive movies implement interactive dramaturgies and typically use technologies to allow users to influence the storylines.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn to create their own interactive narratives having regard to different serious aspects in storytelling like morality, ethics, human behavior as well as social responsibilities of the media in general. They will also learn some fundamentals of human-machine interfaces – a prerequisite to the design of interaction.

Expected workload

6-8 h / week. Students work independently from each other.

Technical Requirements

Camera or mobile phone capable of recording and playing back video files as well as the software enabling video file conversion may be required.
Basic knowledge of programming languages, HTML and CSS may be an advantage.


There will be 5 midterm assignments (MA) and an assignment-based final exam (FE). The final grade will be calculated based on the final student’s score as follows:
(MA1+MA2+MA3+MA4+MA5)*0,8 + FE*1,0. For each assignment a maximum of 100 points can be reached.

More Information

Extra-mural student need to fill in and deliver the following “Application” at the date of enrollment start (required by the University of Applied Sciences, Mittweida:

This is also required to issue the final course certificate.

  • FREE
  • 10 Weeks
  • 10 SEATS

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