Todd Taylor
Professor of English

Telling the Same Story in Five Modes: A Comparative Media Production Course

Project Published 8/11/17 Last updated on 3/1/20

This resource provides an overview, syllabus, and sample student work for a college-level media production course. The primary learning outcome for the course is for students to deepen their understanding of "how media work" both rhetorically and materially by (re)presenting the same documentary narrative in five different modes, using at least five different Adobe Creative Cloud applications:

(1) Print Magazine using InDesign

(2) Audio Podcast using Audition

(3) Film using Premiere Pro

(4) Website using Muse, Spark, or XD

(5) Mobile Application using XD

[*6] Photography using Photoshop

*Note that in this class, students didn't present photographic collections per se, but they used Photoshop a great deal to develop media for the other genres and applications.

  • Audition

    Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.

  • Muse

    Website design without coding.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

    Creative apps and services for everyone.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Adobe Spark

    Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool that helps you turn your ideas into compelling social graphics, web stories, and animated videos

  • Portfolio

    Create beautiful portfolio websites on desktop and mobile.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

  • Behance

    Showcase and discover creative work.

Age Levels
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor
  • Adobe Creative Cloud suite of media production applications
  • Film and audio recording equipment
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Dilki Nimasha

Posted on 5/14/20 11:31:46 AM Permalink

​Thank to your kind heart for sharing this with us!!!

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/4/19 2:55:53 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing very useful Todd

Sharla Fell

Posted on 6/26/18 11:53:15 PM Permalink

​I'm confused also - where does one go from here???

Gary Dufner

Posted on 6/26/18 8:37:47 PM Permalink

I agree with Ilgin Yorulmaz, how do I take part in this?

Ilgin Yorulmaz

Posted on 2/21/18 6:08:38 AM Permalink

Hello. This looks awesome. How do I take part in this? I can only download the syllabus, but nothing else appears. ​

Carlos Calla Huayapa

Posted on 8/28/17 6:14:33 AM Permalink

Good Material!