Interactive Storytelling, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 15 January 2024

    End date: 24 March 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-04824 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Visby

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

    Registration: Please contact the department.

Entry requirements: 30 credits in game design


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Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 13,750

Tuition fee, total: SEK 13,750

About the course

The course deals with the role and use of narrative from a cultural perspective. It gives an introduction to narratology and other models and methods used in literary theory. The course explores the key concepts of interactivity and agency, as well as the specifics, challenges and possibilities of interactive storytelling.

The course has a multidisciplinary foundation, exploring ideas from the fields of ethnology, literature and game design. It gives you a basic understanding of the theory and practice of interactive storytelling. Individual creative work is a central part of the course. The course gives you a deeper understanding of methods of creating interactive content such as narrative structure (linear and non-linear), dramatic character design, the mechanisms of interactive dialogue, computer-generated plots and visual storytelling (the basics of film theory).

More information


Department of Game Design

Strandgatan 1b (Residenset) 621 57 VISBY

Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland, 62167 Visby


Stephanie Noroozy, Study Counsellor


Study Administration: Questions about registration, cancellation, certificates etc.