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Storytelling

  • Builds writing self-confidence
  • Develops voice
  • Shapes tone and style

Great communication begins with the ability to tell an engaging story. These courses will help you to create and present strong narratives through writing, audio, and visuals. The skills you will develop have the potential to set you apart in your industry, from politics and design to marketing and finance, providing you the tools to advance your career through effective self-promotion and communication. Try a single class or explore our Certificate in Storytelling .

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Creative Writing for Beginners: Saturday Afternoon Workshop

Boost your creativity with an evening of cutting-edge exercises while identifying your next steps as a writer.

2021 Fall
1 section

How to Write Op-Eds and Personal Essays

Learn how to write essays and then get them published in magazines, in newspapers, and online.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction offers us an expansive mode of inquiry. In this introductory course, we’ll read and discuss a range of nonfiction...

2021 Fall
1 section

Jump-Start Your Memoir

This class is for anyone who always has wanted to write a memoir but can’t quite get things rolling, or is stuck in a rut.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Post-Production Overview: Telling Stories with Sound or Visuals

Digital content is everywhere you look. No matter the medium, there is a post-production process that takes your idea from a bunch of raw...

2021 Fall
1 section

Strategic Communications and Corporate Storytelling

Learn to craft compelling narratives that match the tone and intentions of a company, brand, or communication campaign.

2021 Fall
1 section

Writing Midlife and Beyond

Learn how to shape your personal experiences and reporting into a compelling, publishable essay or feature for the midlife and beyond market.

2021 Fall
1 section

Fundamentals of Storytelling

Explore the basic elements of story, and apply them to your writing for more dynamic content, whether for novels or résumés.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Podcasting, Radio Reporting, and Storytelling

If you want to create a podcast or work in radio, learn everything you need to get started in this beginner’s workshop.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
3 sections

Media Literacy: An Overview

In the era of “fake news,” it’s more important than ever to better understand the basics of reporting and hard-news...

2021 Fall
1 section

Multimedia Storytelling

Multimedia storytelling has the power to provide context and depth to news stories, fundraising drives, marketing campaigns, and personal...

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Introduction to the Media Industry

In this two-session course taught by a senior magazine editor with deep experience in newspaper, magazine, and digital media as well as...

2021 Fall
1 section

Writing About Health and Beauty for Online Publications and Magazines

This nonfiction writing course will give you the tools to write and sell health and beauty stories for a robust and growing market.

2021 Summer
1 section

Writing Parenthood

Produce a polished, ready-to-publish personal essay or hybrid essay/reported piece about parenthood for a growing market.

2021 Summer
1 section

Global Presentations: Words, Images, and Data

Build the knowledge, skills, and oral proficiency to organize and participate in global presentations, including reports, negotiations, and pitches.

2021 Summer
1 section

Advanced Podcast Workshop

As a self-motivated emerging podcaster with editing experience a background in audio storytelling, get feedback on your work-in-progress.

2021 Summer
1 section

Crafting Great Essays from Personal Experience

Turn personal experiences into marketable essays or op-ed columns for newspapers or the web.

Performing Your Story

This course will help you build confidence and become a better communicator by taking your story from the page to virtual stage.

Writers' Workshop and Tutorial

This advanced writing workshop combines small peer workshops with the invaluable opportunity to work individually with a professional editor.