Writing Across Media

Writing Across Media (INFO 303/ WRIT 303) is an advanced composition course course supported by the Center for Writing Studies and the Illinois Informatics Institute.

WAM is a Writing Studies course about 21st Century Composition: Writing With Visual, Audio, and Film Media.


Students compose projects in multiple media, using multiple technologies.

Students learn theories that guide multimedia composition and put these theories into practice.

Students use this knowledge to create projects that leverage the affordances of multiple media.

WAM is about Composition. It's about Rhetoric. It's about Media.

Read our official course description here.

WAM is an upper division course in writing studies. While it is both theoretical and practical, it is not a 'how-to' course in various software programs or technologies. Students are expected to learn and use these outside of class.

If you're a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and would like to teach Writing Across Media, download and fill out the WAM teaching interest form and submit it to Paul Prior.