We're proud to introduce our newest opportunity for imagemakers looking to advance and enhance their careers and storytelling abilities across the media spectrum. Launching this fall, Maine Media's Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling was developed in response to an evolving world in which working professionals need a far broader array of media skills. "A photo spread needs a video to accompany a web posting; a documentary needs production stills for the pitch," says Professional Certificate Program Chair Brenton Hamilton. "Today's visual storytellers need to be able to work on multiple platforms. Photography, video, audio, design, and writing are skills needed by everyone in the media arts, not only as a means to convey a story, but also to create and maintain a professional presence."
An interdisciplinary and immersive 30-week curriculum, the Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling Program allows photographers, filmmakers, and media artists to master an individual craft as well as to experiment, integrate, and collaborate with other students in multiple types of media. In less than a year, students become fluent in multiple forms of visual media in order to effectively tell a story – whether it is one of personal expression, documentary journalism, social advocacy, or fictional narrative. "The Professional Cerificate in Visual Storytelling really takes full advantage of everything we have to offer at Maine Media," says MMW President Meg Weston. "By the time our students graduate with this professional certificate, they have the skills and confidence to tackle just about any project." Or, as the parent of a recent graduate said,"They go in as young recruits, and come out as Navy SEALs!"
Applications for the Professional Certificate Program are accepted on a rolling basis, with courses beginning on September 8, 2013. Find out more about the requirements, curriculum, and scholarship opportunities by visiting our website, or give us a call at 877-577-7700 to discuss how this program can help you meet your unique career goals.