Workshop

Visual Storytelling

Jul 3 – Aug 24, 2018 – Online | $605.00 (eligible for Tuition Waivers).
Explore examples of static, moving, and interactive visuals to see how they carry a story forward and reveal important aspects of the character and plot. Develop your narrative and learn new ways to organize and plan your creative work through building a storyboard and creating selected visuals for your current project.

DesignThinkers Vancouver

Conference — May 29 & 30, 2018 at the Vancouver Playhouse
Registration options range from $330-$725
DesignThinkers, Canada’s only annual conference for visual communicators, is a must-attend for informed, forward-thinking creative communications and design professionals. This inspiring two-day event offers in-depth analyses of trends and best practices in branding, design thinking, design management, communications technologies and user experience with a range of opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues.

The Art of Video Interviews

Online
Free
Lynda.com courses are free for UBC faculty & staff. Sign up for free access here.
Find out how to prepare for, organize, and conduct great video interviews. Learn about performing background research before you “set foot on set,” positioning the subject in front of the camera, building trust, avoiding common mistakes in questioning, capturing secondary audio for use in a podcast, and much more.

Story Distribution: Content Consumption and Your Audience

March 29 2018, 1:30-3:30 PM | Free (registration required) Creating a story is only one part of the process — how you distribute and where you publish your content is equally important in today’s noisy digital environment. This workshop will explore how to plan for multiple platforms, create content for the right platform, at the […]

Social Media and Content Marketing

May 16 – Jun 28, 2018 or Jun 7 – Jun 28, 2018 – UBC Robson Square | $525.00 (eligible for Tuition Waivers).
Learn how to develop a content development pipeline, research viable content topics for your brand, promote content through social media channels, and track the progress/results of your content marketing strategy.

Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story

Online | Free
Dig into the craft of writing a compelling story, with practical how-to advice and before-and-after writing samples.

Hootsuite Academy: Social Marketing Training

Online
Free
Develop fundamental social marketing skills to drive real business results. Learn how to optimize your social media profiles, create a strategy and grow an online community. You will also discover content marketing and social advertising fundamentals.

Become a Front-End Web Developer

Online
Free
Lynda.com courses are free for UBC faculty & staff. Sign up for free access here.
Get the skills to build engaging, interactive user experiences on the web as a front-end web developer. Learn everything you need to design and develop user-facing code, and discover how to bring concepts to life on the browser canvas by combining essential graphic design and coding principles. Develop competency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery. Master basic version control with Git and GitHub. Apply best practices in responsive design and progressive enhancement.

The Elements of Effective Photographs

Online
Free
Lynda.com courses are free for UBC faculty & staff. Sign up for free access here.
The course explores compositional elements that guide a viewer’s eye, including the rule of thirds; leading lines, patterns, and curves; and depth of field. You will learn how to work with the natural light, and how to create simple lighting. Finally, you will gain tips on how to capture the essence or emotion of a subject or scene.