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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Apply now for Storytelling Fellows

Are you a graduate student engaged in academic or professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience? Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories about meaningful topics? Curious about what you can do with a digital story?

If YES: the UW Libraries invites you to apply for Storytelling Fellows! This is an innovative, hands-on program designed to highlight the interests and accomplishments of UW graduate students, using digital-storytelling skills and technologies. The program will take approximately 10 accepted fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a digital-storytelling video suitable for an online portfolio, professional presentation, or academic project.

Folks who have completed this totally free, three-week online program have created digital stories for the following reasons:

  • To make digital streaming content for websites
  • To communicate their work either to professional or public audiences
  • To make videos they’ll incorporate into their research (like for oral histories)
  • To make a short film they can screen before defending their dissertation
  • To learn a creative, emergent form they’ll use in their teaching
  • To learn a skill they can highlight on the job market and employ in their careers
  • To tell stories that have never been told and never will be unless they do it
  • To have pure fun
Storytelling Fellows Course Details:
  • The course will run from January 24th-February 17th.
  • The three live Saturday sessions on January 27th (from 9:30am-12:00pm), February 10th  (from 9:30am-12:00pm), and February 17th (from 9:30am-10:30am) are mandatory
  • Finishing a video is mandatory
Take a look at the syllabus for more information.

No previous experience with media-making is necessary.

Really, the only requirement is a desire to be creative, to finish a project of your own design, and to interact with other graduate students across disciplines.

To apply, please fill out this application by January 19th.

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