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Digital Storytelling Services

The Creative Industries & Design Faculty offers a range of Continuing Professional Education, engagement and research services in Digital Storytelling. These include short courses, intensive workshops and research, development and facilitation services.

Continuing Professional Education: short courses and intensive workshops in Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling is used in teaching and research at QUT as a platform for exploring the benefits and possibilities of social participation in our mediatised world. These include improved digital literacy and communication skills, healthier and more resilient communities, and a public culture enriched by perspectives and experiences that might otherwise be missed.

As part of QUT’s Continuing Professional Education program the Creative Industries & Design Faculty runs intensive and short courses in Digital Storytelling from time to time.

The intensive workshops are designed to help individuals and organisations build their own capacities to facilitate social participation through co-creative media production techniques such as digital storytelling. Details of the next intensive Digital Storytelling Workshop will be available here soon.


All participants who complete a digital storytelling workshop receive a certificate of completion.

Who should do a Continuing Professional Development digital storytelling workshop?

Our workshops are aimed at arts managers and practitioners, media and communication professionals and professionals in other service industries (for example, health and education) who wish to develop and update skills for the creative workforce. Prior knowledge of digital media applications is not necessary. The program is suited to people who would like to:

  • develop skills in creating short, story-based, digital multimedia presentations
  • use co-creative media techniques to facilitate the creative participation of ordinary people in digital media projects
  • facilitate first-person storytelling using digital media in other contexts, for example, in community development and engagement activities, in government, non-government, community and commercial contexts
  • learn more about digital storytelling and co-creative media practices.

You will learn how to create your own digital story. You will write and record a script and use a movie making application to combine a sound track and 12-20 images to create a compelling personal story. You will work with widely available software, and have the opportunity to finish your story in formats that will allow you to share your digital story by email, social media such as Facebook and through video aggregators such as YouTube, or to lodge it with media and public cultural institutions such as ABC Open and the State Library of Queensland. You will also learn how to manage copyright issues using Creative Commons licensing. Expert tutors will individualise learning and make the workshop experience fun. At the conclusion of the workshop you will understand how to create and communicate many more of your own digital stories. You will also have the opportunity to learn about:

  • How to adapt co-creative media production methods such as digital storytelling to suit different contexts and problems
  • Methods for evaluating co-creative media products, processes and outcomes
  • Why participatory culture and co-creative media are so important to our contemporary mediascape
  • Strategies for managing the logistics of community engagement through the use of co-creative media production methods.


The charge for the CPE five-day intensive workshop in 2016 was $AUD1430 (GST inclusive). Please email Kerrie Miller at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information about forthcoming workshops and costs.

How do I register for a Digital Storytelling workshop?

Registration for the next Digital Storytelling workshop opens shortly. Look for the 'registration' tab here or follow the link to 'Digital Storytelling Intensives' from the QUT Continuing Professional Education Courses page.

Customized Workshops

Digital Storytelling workshops can also be delivered off-campus and customized to address specific professional, community, cultural or commercial objectives of host organizations. Please contact Dr Christina Spurgeon on (07) 3138 8184 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for further information.

External Consultancies

The Creative Industries and Design Faculty has a pool of professional research and media production specialists who can join or undertake your special projects. Please contact Dr Christina Spurgeon on (07) 3138 8184 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for further information.

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