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Industry-ready skills

Develop in-demand skills aligned with industry best practice you can apply immediately.

Taught by leading experts

Learn from internationally recognised academics and professionals with years of on the ground experience.

Shareable digital certificate

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What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now.

When communicating complex ideas, narrative is everything.

This course is ideal for professionals of any sector who want to craft compelling digital stories that can convincingly communicate the progress of a project or venture, and better persuade stakeholders.

Create a story arc for a targeted audience

Drawing on your own professional context, learn how to drive key messages targeted at specialised audiences or stakeholders. Consider how story arcs and characters can be used as persuasive devices.

Use creative choices to support key messages

Examine the aesthetics of documentary filmmaking and consider how sound and visuals are used to communicate key messages. Define your own story world and create a storyboard that outlines a narrative.

Experiment with new media and creative tools

Engage with different aspects of the filmmaking process, including ideas generation, scriptwriting, editing and curatorship. Experiment with music compositions and soundscapes and create rough-cut footage.

Produce a proposal for a creative project

Prepare a project plan and budget for a hypothetical documentary, report or short series to demonstrate you can persuasively communicate a digital story to a specialist audience.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academics and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Charles Tétaz

Charles is an experienced executive and was Director, Asia for NASDAQ-listed Avid Technology for 20 years. During that time, he developed and mentored diverse teams in the media industry. He's currently intrigued by the challenges of our radically changing work environment and how to balance the needs of companies and individuals.

Melissa Laird

Academic Program Director (Creative Industries and Design)

Melissa has an active creative practice and a background in creative and performing arts pedagogy and curriculum design. She is former Executive Director, Learning and Teaching at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

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For individuals

To take Digital Storytelling as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$990.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

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Registration closes Apr 16, 2023

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Digital Storytelling, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

Pricing on request


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20 April – 25 May 2023

Registration closes Apr 16, 2023

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