Credits: 3

Schedule: 30.10.2019 - 04.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Bruce Oreck

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I 2018–19 (autumn) Töölö campus
I and II 2019–20 (autumn) Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing this course, you will be able to

  1. Understand and explain the mechanics of storytelling
  2. Design and deliver memorable and impactful stories
  3. Gain enhanced self-confidence and become a skilled storyteller

The course assignments are designed to form a portfolio of your skills as a storyteller. You will publish stories online, gain live storytelling experience, and build your professional network as a part of course assignments.

Experience in storytelling will help you steer your future career in the direction you want it to go. It will allow you to seize the moment and take the stage at important junctions of your life. As an entrepreneur or working for an organization, storytelling allows you to understand stakeholders, engage them into dialogue, and inspire others to do likewise.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The goal of the course is to provide a practical deep-dive into effective communications. Students will learn to apply it in their own lives and careers through a series of exercises. The course emphasizes iterative cycles of research and practice, where personal storytelling skills are developed through feedback and discussion.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course work is graded as follows

  1. Pre-Assignment, 20 %
  2. Individual assignments, 30 %
  3. Final presentation, 50 %

More information on assignments will be provided in the course syllabus.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Classroom hours 21 h
Class preparation 7 h
Assignments 52 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A full list of readings will be published with assignments at the start of the course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

There are no prerequisites for taking the course. Students are however required to create a story explaining their motivation for participating. This story must be published online before the course begins. There are no limits to the form of publishing the story. It can be a blog post, podcast, online video or other form of art. Send your link this pre-assignment to the course staff by TBA.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for registration dates.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

To ensure workshop-style interaction between the instruction and pupils, we may limit the number of participants based on pre-assignments.


Registration and further information