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Multimedia Storytelling

Multimedia storytelling has the power to provide context and depth to news stories, fundraising drives, marketing campaigns, and personal stories. This hands-on course will provide a comprehensive overview of multimedia storytelling and show you how you can create compelling multimedia stories using a smartphone and accessible technology. This crucial messaging plays an important role across a diverse range of industries, from journalism, documentary, and filmmaking to marketing and nonprofit administration. Work with your instructor to develop and build a character-based story over eight weeks, and gain practical experience in all facets of digital story design and production while workshopping with your classmates. In the first four sessions, learn about the foundations of storytelling and how to capture different multimedia elements, work on weekly assignments to practice what you learn, and gradually build your final project. The course encourages engaging in constructive discussions and group critique that help you to refine your learning experience. Throughout the course, professional guest speakers join to talk about their real-world experience, share inspiring stories, and answer your questions. Topics include story research, story pitching, production planning, acquisition of digital photography, digital audio, and digital video, editing, design, and digital publishing. 
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.
This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Journalism and the Certificate in Storytelling. It may be taken to pursue these certificates, or as a standalone course. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts (PALA). Email sps.pala.ce@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The skills to identify and tell compelling human stories
  • The technical skills to capture and edit digital media and publish to the web and social platforms
  • An understanding of how to use storytelling across industries to communicate and inspire

Ideal for

  • Professionals across industries interested in learning how to improve their work by using storytelling
  • Aspiring and practicing journalists who want to acquire multimedia skills

1 section

  • Summer 2024

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2024
    • Date

      Jun 12 - Aug 14
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Hawasly, Hany
    • Location

      Instructor Led