In-Person Workshops Postponed In Response To COVID-19

Update: May 19, 2021

 

We want to thank you for your continued interest and involvement with the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute community. As we plan our future course offerings, we have taken into consideration the needs of our instructors, the needs of our participants, and the current challenges we face collectively. 

For the time being, we have decided that we will continue to postpone in-person workshops.

To date, we have brought together three online courses and two mini-courses, and we will continue to adapt and add new offerings.

Podcasting: Telling Stories In Sound

Learn the essentials of audio storytelling from professional radio producers and podcasters as you plan, write, record and edit your own podcast. This foundational, practical course will guide you through reading and listening exercises, practical assignments, and live instructor-led sessions. 

Data Visualization For Storytellers

Develop the skills to communicate complex information through beautiful visualizations. Learn how to create effective graphs and charts directly from professional science journalists, with personal feedback and hands-on instruction.

Video Storytelling

Learn the foundations of video from professional filmmakers and multimedia journalists. Plan, write, interview, shoot and edit your own short film alongside a community of makers. In this course, you’ll gain the practical skills necessary to kick-start your journey in video storytelling. 

Sound Design For Podcasters (mini-course)

Gain insight into the vital art of pre- and post-production sound design. Learn directly from professional sound designers, and come away with insider knowledge and tips to apply to your own audio production.

The Business Of Podcasting (mini-course)

Learn about the business side of podcasting—with guidance on podcast planning and development, naming and branding, creating a content strategy, building an audience, choosing a hosting platform and monetizing your podcast.

Thank you for your continued support. If you aren’t already receiving our newsletter, you can sign up here. Receive newly published tutorials and guides, curated content on digital storytelling from around the web, and details on our upcoming workshops.

 

 

Update: October 5, 2020

We continue to appreciate your patience, interest and involvement during this unprecedented time. As we look forward to the spring, we must take into consideration the current challenges and future projections that affect your safety as participants of the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute.

With that in mind, we have decided that in-person workshops will remain suspended at least through June 2021.

We continue to work on adapting our courses for an online environment, and will offer those as they become available.

Registration is now open for our second online course Data Visualization for Storytellers. This four-week, interactive certificate course offers an interactive, collaborative experience while providing flexibility within your schedule. Learn how to tell stories with data and craft clear and meaningful visualizations with a four-hour time commitment per week. 

Our next cohort for Podcasting: Telling Stories in Sound will happen early 2021, and registration will open soon.

We thank you for your continued support and interest. If you aren’t already receiving our newsletter, you can sign up here. Receive newly published tutorials and guides, curated content on digital storytelling from around the web, and details on our upcoming workshops.

 

Update: June 30, 2020

We want to thank you for being a part of the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute community, especially as we weather uncertain times and face new challenges. 

After the abrupt transition away from public gatherings, we have had to adapt to the changes taking place around us. Your safety is of utmost importance to us, and with the current restrictions and future outlook in mind, we have decided to suspend in-person workshops at least through January 2021.

We are committed to providing the same high-quality education that we are known for, and we wish to support our storytellers throughout the coming months. To that end, it is our intention to adapt many of our courses for an online environment, in a mindful way that incorporates the ethos of AMI—creating collaborative and dynamic learning environments that build community as well as practical skills in the digital arts.

Registration is now open for our first online course, Podcasting: Telling Stories in Sound. This five-week, interactive certificate course is designed to accommodate a flexible schedule (four hours per week, at your own pace), while providing an interactive and collaborative learning structure.

We appreciate your patience, and hope to welcome you more online courses as we make them available. In the meantime, if you aren’t already receiving our newsletter, you can sign up here. Receive newly published tutorials and guides, curated content on digital storytelling from around the web, and details on our upcoming workshops.

 

Update: March 16, 2020

Rapidly changing circumstances require us to take new additional measures to slow the spread of the disease within our community and the communities beyond our campus. As announced by the UC Berkeley Chancellor on March 13, 2020 the campus is requiring alternatives to in-person classes and meetings through the remainder of the Spring Semester. In keeping with campus policy, Berkeley Advanced Media Institute has decided to postpone our in-person workshops through the end of May. We understand that this may cause significant inconvenience in your schedule and thus, we appreciate your patience and understanding in our decision to postpone our in-person programs.

Current enrollments will be transferred to future program dates with no restrictions in order to hold your place. If you prefer, we can also provide a total refund with no restrictions.

We are committed to helping you continue your learning journey in the safest possible environment, and encourage you to contact advancedmedia@journalism.berkeley.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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