Professional Portfolios for Storytellers

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Professional Portfolios for Storytellers

A clean, well-designed portfolio showcases your skills and accomplishments to potential employers and clients, providing a necessary step in landing your next gig. 

In this course, you'll build a portfolio to showcase your body of work. You'll learn best practices for web design and identifying your brand, plus the foundations of functional user navigation. Working alongside other creators, you'll gain valuable feedback from your instructor and other professionals. 

This course is the fourth of four courses in the Visual Communications Certificate Program series. It is not required to have taken the courses in the series to participate in this course. 

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Course Outcomes

  • Understand how the principles of graphic design work to convey meaning, including how to arrange elements for their greatest impact.
  • Gain best practices for color and typography.
  • Make considerations toward creating greater accessibility in your content. 
  • Evaluate and use website building platforms to create your portfolio. 
  • Design and build a portfolio website that showcases your work in audio and/or visual media (podcasts, photography, video, and/or data visualization), and incorporates your personal brand style. 
  • Earn a certificate (PDF) upon completion of the course requirements.
  • Receive a LinkedIn badge to add to your profile to signify accomplishment of the course.

Meet Your Instructors & Facilitators

Instructors subject to change.

Richard Koci Hernandez

Richard Koci Hernandez is a UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism faculty and a national Emmy award winning video and multimedia producer. His work has appeared in Time, Wired, The New York Times, a National Geographic book and international magazines. He has taught multimedia workshops for Stanford University, National Press Photographers Association, The Southern Short Course, and National Association for Black Journalists, among many others. Follow him on Instagram @koci

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Syllabus & Course Format

Course Format

This online production course is self-paced with hands-on, interactive learning activities designed to build your skills as you progress through the course. Learning activities include videos, tutorials, audio, slideshows, discussions, and assignments.

The course is designed to be completed in 28 days with 2-3 hours of work per week.

Course Syllabus

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Participant Experience

We’re With You All The Way

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Work With Experienced Instructors & Mentors

Our instructors are industry leaders, with years of experience in their field. Every member of the team has the academic savvy and real-world practice to support you on your learning journey. Gain the full value of their expertise through guided lessons and a full array of exciting learning activities.

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Make Connections With A Professional Network

You’ll gain access to an international network of professionals building skills similar to your own. We provide a range of opportunities to engage with your peers and instructors, share insights, and keep the conversation going long after you’ve completed the course.

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Collaborate & Engage

We offer a supportive space for collaboration. We’ve designed the learner’s journey to help you fully engage with course content, guided by seasoned professionals and a community of peers and mentors.

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Practice & Apply New Skills

We believe the best way to learn new skills is by doing. Gain mastery of each new skill through creative activities designed to hone your learning, culminating in the final project. At the end of this course, you will have gained in-depth knowledge, a new skill set, and a portfolio to immediately apply to your job or new career.

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Who Should Attend?

Visual producers and editors, new media managers, communications and public relations professionals, content marketers, journalists, educators, and art directors. 

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Course Fee

Course Fee $225 USD.

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Prerequisites

  • We suggest taking the Visual Communications Certificate Program courses prior to enrolling in this course, however, it is not required. 
  • This is an introductory online course; no previous experience is required.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills and work with new equipment and software.
  • Basic computer literacy.
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Requirements

  • All participants must have a computer or laptop for use during this course. 
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Additional Information

Please review the Terms and Conditions for more information about our course policies.

FORMATOnline
START DATEOpens February 6
DURATION28 Days
TIMESelf-paced
PRICE$ 225

Upcoming Workshops:

Advanced Data Analytics & Visualization
January 9 - February 3
Podcasting: Telling Stories In Sound
January 9 - February 10
Scriptwriting For Podcasts
January 9 - February 3
Visual Storytelling with Photography
January 9 - February 3
Sound Design For Podcasters | Mini-Course
January 25 & January 26
Data Visualization For Storytellers
February 6 - March 3
Video Storytelling
February 13 - March 24
Video for Content Creators
Self-Paced