Training

Training

Opportunities to gain new insights and communication skills, whether you are a new or seasoned communicator, are always available to you at UBC.


Audio & Video

DIY Media: Creative Brief

UBC Studios
June 11, 2019 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
UBC Studios (Room 0110, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver) | Free

Planning a media project can be overwhelming. This workshop for will provide guidance from media professionals on the many things you need to consider when planning a media project.


Audio & Video

DIY Media: Scripting and storyboarding

UBC Studios
June 13, 2019 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
UBC Studios (Room 0110, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver) | Free

This workshop will explore the fundamentals of DIY media scripting and storyboarding. We’ll look at different approaches and the tips and tricks on how to get the most out of pre-production for your media project. Please arrive with your own projects and creative briefs in mind, so we can help you accomplish the scripting and storyboarding dreams you never knew that you had.


Audio & Video

DIY Media: Video production

UBC Studios
June 18, 2019 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
UBC Studios (Room 0110, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver) | Free
Are you planning on filming your own video content? This hands-on workshop will provide advice for DIY-camera, lighting and audio. Media professionals will share tips, tricks, and best practices, and you’ll have an opportunity to try things out for yourself at UBC Studios.


Audio & Video

DIY Media: Introduction to podcasting

UBC Studios
June 20, 2019 | 1.30 pm – 4.15 pm
UBC Studios (Room 0110, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver) | Free
During this workshop for UBC faculty and staff, we’ll cover audio recording and editing, podcast promotion and telling stories in audio through scripting, sound design and narrative techniques. We’ll also go over the resources available here at UBC to support podcasting.


Visual Identity, Website

DIY Media: Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite

UBC Studios
June 25, 2019 | 10 – 11.30 am
UBC Studios (Room 0110, 2329 West Mall, Vancouver) | Free
This session will give an overview of the Adobe Creative Cloud service and will share examples of how these programs are used to create different types of creative assets and media here at UBC.


Social Media

UBC Social Media Meetup Group

The Social Media Meetup Group is a community of practice for UBC staff who manage official social media channels. If you’d like to join the group and attend meetings, please complete the following form.


Visual Identity

CreativeMornings Vancouver

Inspiring Talks — Ongoing series at SFU Woodward’s — Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Registration is free. You must sign up on the ticket lottery for each talk.

Needing some creative inspiration in the morning? Sign up for a CreativeMorning talk. Past speakers have included a shoe designer, a chocolatier, and a Whitecaps FC player. The Vancouver chapter of CreativeMornings is organized and hosted by a dedicated team of volunteers as a creative community engagement initiative of the BC chapter of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC).


Writing

Copywriting: Introduction

UBC Extended Learning
Oct 1 – Nov 22, 2019
Online | $625.00
(eligible for Tuition Waivers)
Learn and practise the techniques, creativity boosters and craft of professional copywriting in a supportive and intensive writing clinic that focuses on the process and purpose of persuasive business writing.


Audio & Video, Workshop

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.


Writing

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.