Storytelling and Feature Writing
This class will meet on the Texas State University campus during the 2020 summer semester and will include a required field trip to study storytelling and feature writing in the Pacific Northeast.
Summer 2020 Term: June 1, 2020 - July 2, 2020
Program Travel: July 19, 2020 - July 26, 2020
Course will meet on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos several times, once in May, June and several times during the summer semester.
Orientation Meetings: May 25, 2020 and June 12, 2020 (tentative)
Course Meetings: TBD
Required: Seven-day field trip to the Olympic National Park, Washington.
Program Objectives and Details
National and state parks offer the perfect backdrop for feature writing and storytelling. Spend two weeks camping, hiking and honing your storytelling skills at Yosemite National Park. Students will shoot video and photos using a smart phone to produce social media stories that will be shared with state and national park agencies. Students will also write travel stories and produce multimedia feature content to submit for publication by professional media outlets.
Admission is selective, and space is limited.
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|MC 4382Y||Mobile Storytelling in the Park||CRN 52802|
Students may register for up to six (6) credit hours during this program.
Pre-trip orientation meetings will take place on the Texas State campus in San Marcos.
Online coursework will also be required.
Tuition and Program Fee
Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit (one course): $862.71
Tuition for six hours of undergraduate university credit (two courses): $1,725.42
Additional Program Fee, which covers lodging, admission to parks, supplies, and transportation: $980
The course tuition and program fee will be billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.
Drops and Refunds
All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.
Applying to the Courses/Program
Important: To ensure your place in this course/program you must complete the program application and then receive approval from Program Director, Dr. Blasingame.
Applications are not yet open for this program.
Registering for Courses
After applying for and being accepted into the program, you must also register for your course though the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular University registration period.
Read about and View a Video of the 2018 Program!
Visit University Marketing's Storytelling in America's Parks page to read more about and view a video of the 2018 program.