Media, Writing, and Communications Certificate in Storytelling: Narrative Tools and Applications
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Great writing, whether for the screen, the stage, or the page, begins with great stories. But the power of telling stories, in addition to the demand for good storytellers, is not limited to professional writers. Success in nearly every industry, from politics and design to marketing and finance, hinges less on the “messaging” of facts than on the ability to tell a good story. The Certificate in Storytelling: Narrative Tools and Applications is designed to provide a flexible, comprehensive approach to narrative that will distinguish participants working in a wide range of industries and media. Aspiring writers at all levels will gain the skills and experience they need to improve their craft and publish their work; professionals and candidates in other fields will develop a set of highly desirable skills that will set them apart. This certificate is part of the Storytelling Lab at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts. The Storytelling Lab team will help participants choose a path of courses tailored to their professional and creative goals.
The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the two required courses and the three elective courses listed below, which can be substituted with other Media, Writing, and Communications certificate courses, pending departmental review and approval. The certificate must be completed within three years of taking the first certificate-eligible course.
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