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Digital storytelling is a powerful means for enabling communication and social participation. Ordinary people work with expert creative practitioners to create first-person narratives for a wide and growing range of purposes, including community building, cultural engagement, brand identification, education, and public communication. This form of co-creative media takes advantage of newly accessible technologies but is based in the ancient and universal tradition of storytelling.

Who should participate

These workshops are aimed at arts managers, media and communication professionals, and professionals in other service industries (for example, health and education). The workshop is for those who are beginning to develop their creative capacity and digital literacies in audiovisual storytelling and who wish to develop and update their applied knowledge of how digital media can be used to engage clients and end-users using consumer grade equipment and technologies to tell short personal stories. Prior knowledge of digital media applications is not necessary.

This course is open to anyone over the age of 18, including international participants.

The program is suited to people who would like to:

  • develop their skills in creating short, story-based, digital multimedia presentations
  • use co-creative media techniques to participate in digital media projects
  • apply digital storytelling techniques in community development and engagement activities, in government, non-government, community and commercial contexts
  • become a digital storytelling workshop facilitator
  • learn more about digital storytelling and co-creative media production practices.



QUT Kelvin Grove
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove
Qld 4059

We'll confirm room details closer to the course start date.


This program runs over two and a half days.

Monday 5 November 2018 5pm-7pm Introduction and Story Circle
Monday 12 November 2018 9am-5pm Rehearse/record voice overs; prepare images; finalise sound tracks
Tuesday 13 November 2018   9am-5.30pm Compile/edit stories; add titles, credits effects; output stories; screening and conclusion


In addition to the scheduled workshops, it is possible for extra workshops to be delivered off-campus and customised to address specific professional, community, cultural or commercial objectives of host organisations.



  • Early-bird discounted fee (available until Monday 8 October 2018): $816.75 (GST included).
  • Standard fee: $907.50 (GST included)

Registrations close 3 weeks prior to the course start date. We won't accept registrations once the course has started.


For more information about course content, contact Dr Christina Spurgeon.

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Digital storytelling at QUT

A digital story usually combines a variety of video and still images and a recorded script of 100-250 words to create an original personal digital story in the form of a 2-3-minute digital video.

Our two and a half day workshop is designed to help individuals and organisations to build their own capacities to facilitate social participation through co-creative media production techniques such as digital storytelling.

What will I learn in the Digital Storytelling Intensive?

You will learn how to:

  • write a script for a digital story
  • record and edit a voice over, and create a sound track
  • manipulate images and video
  • make your own digital story with cost-effective computer applications
  • manage copyright issues using Creative Commons licensing.

Workshop facilitators

Experienced workshop facilitators Christina Spurgeon and Mimi Tsai draw on research expertise from our Creative Industries Faculty to offer you an exciting continuing professional education opportunity in this co-creative media method.

Christina Spurgeon

Dr Christina Spurgeon lectures in media and communication in our Creative Industries Faculty. Her research interests converge on how media and communications can be used to develop participatory culture in a variety of government, non-government, community and market contexts. She has run digital storytelling workshops at QUT for over five years and is author of Advertising and New Media (Routledge 2008).

Mimi Tsai

Mimi Tsai is the Digital Storytelling Project Officer at Creative Industries Faculty. Mimi completed a MA degree in Creative Industries in 2005. Her specialties include co-created media. Her current research interests are within the arena of digital media.

Registration info

Registrations closed.


When you register for the course, you will create an account with us. You'll need to pay your fees online by credit or debit card.

You will be able to access your account, including your invoice, using your email address and password.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.

Early-bird discount

We offer a 10% early-bird discount if you register 3 weeks before the course starts.

QUT staff

If you are a QUT staff member and QUT will pay your fees, you may choose the QUT staff payment option and enter the relevant account code and authorising officer details.


If you cancel prior to 10 business days before the course commences, you will receive a full refund, minus a non-refundable $100 administration fee.

No registration refunds will be made within 10 business days of the course starting.

We reserve the right to cancel the course under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the course is cancelled.

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