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 semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from 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.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Creative Nonfiction

Creative nonfiction is an expansive mode of inquiry that integrates personal narrative with critical reflection. In this course, we’ll...

2022 Fall
+ 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...

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Strategic Communications and Corporate Storytelling

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

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Writing About Health and Beauty

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

2023 Spring
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.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Introduction to Podcasting and Radio Reporting

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

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
4 sections

Bias in American Media: An Overview

When working in media jobs, it’s essential to be both a savvy consumer of the news as well as a thoughtful editor. This class, taught by a...

2022 Fall
+ 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...

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Multimedia Storytelling

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

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

How to Write Op-Eds and Personal Essays

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

0 sections

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.

2022 Fall
1 section

Crafting Great Essays from Personal Experience

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

Writing Parenthood

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

Advanced Podcast Workshop

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

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.