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In this class, you'll develop a children's book from an initial concept to a dummy ready to submit to publishers. Through writing assignments, you'll focus your ideas and build your story. You'll also create an illustration portfolio ready to present to art directors. The entire process of creating a children's book will be explored, including writing...

$470
W.   Aug 26th, 6:30pm
All levels
(34)

In this class, you'll be able to build the foundation for successful media planning in a constantly evolving media market  As technology advances and consumer media habits shift, advertisers are demanding more robust and intelligent media campaigns from agencies. Leveraging data, tracking ROI and improving performance have become mandates in...

$385
T.   Sep 8th, 6:45pm
All levels
(34)
Tuesday September 8 6:45pm - 9:45pm 4 Sessions $385
Tuesday November 17 6:45pm - 9:45pm 4 Sessions $385
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Are you looking to sharpen your proposal writing skills and win more business? An effective proposal isn’t determined by the amount of information you have, but instead by the emotion you’re able to convey and how you can build a relationship with your audience through the content you present. A creative, thoughtful and well-crafted proposal can...

$275
Sa.   Sep 19th, 10am
All levels
(34)

In this workshop, we’ll delve into the specific ways to incorporate storytelling into your personal and professional life. These days, the Internet is abuzz about storytelling. But what does it take to tell a good story? And how can you use stories in pitches and presentations while also getting your message across? First, we’ll examine the...

$275
Sa.   Sep 26th, 10am
Beginner
(34)

This course is for anyone who wants to break into copy editing or feel more confident wrangling words. We'll cover the basics, from understanding copy editing marks to avoiding rookie grammar mistakes. You'll have the tools needed to enter the field and an understanding of how to create smooth, readable copy. And you'll have another skill you can add...

$275
Sa.   Sep 26th, 10am
Beginner
(34)
Saturday September 26 10am - 4pm 1 Session $275
Saturday December 12 10am - 4pm 1 Session $275
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In this course, you'll learn how to create successful events from conception to completion. You'll discover how to think, plan, problem solve, and produce like a professional event planner.  Through weekly assignments, you'll write essential event documents including production reports and timelines, proposals for strategic collaborations and...

$275
Sa.   Oct 3rd, 10am
Beginner
(34)

Great public speakers aren't born; they're trained.  The first part of this course teaches nuts-and-bolts tips and techniques to become a more confident and competent public speaker. In the second part, students are assessed on their abilities to apply the learning to specific presentations and coached to address areas of improvement. In this...

$275
Th.   Oct 8th, 6:45pm
All levels
(34)
Thursday October 8 6:45pm - 9:45pm 2 Sessions $275
Thursday December 3 6:45pm - 9:45pm 2 Sessions $275
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Learn how to write video scripts and story outlines, shoot and edit it, and broadcast your work on video-sharing sites like YouTube.com. We'll explore excellent examples of online video, discuss the cameras and microphones you'll need, and teach you to shoot, edit, and encode. Popular websites are more than just words. Pages with video get double...

$275
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(34)

By the end of class, students will have an understanding of SEO and what gets their website to the top of search engine results as well as how to use social media to drive traffic to your website. Whether you're promoting your company, client, or yourself, it's crucial that your website can be found. If you don't come up at the top of a search, your...

$470
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(34)

This class will focus on writing and selling first-person narratives, starting with short opinion and slice-of-life pieces appropriate for The New York Times op-ed page, and moving on to longer, reported pieces written in the first-person. Assignments will be workshopped and ready for pitching. From Anna Quindlen to Adam Gopnik, the work of personal...

$550
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(34)

The query letter and your novel's first pages are your only chances to make a good first impression on an agent or editor. So, it's critical to be prepared. In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to craft a query letter and discuss the first pages of your novel with your peers to get real-time reader feedback. Literary agent Kate McKean will...

$275
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(34)

In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of television reporting while you manage tight deadlines, draft news scripts, and appear onscreen. We’ll review piece-structuring techniques, how to deliver live coverage, and how to set up and conduct an on-camera interview. Plus, you’ll film a live news stand-up for use in your demo reel. To break...

$385
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(34)

Travel writing is a conduit to other genres, from food and art to politics and technology. The skills and experience you'll gain covering travel can be applied to any writing project you take on.   Throughout this class, we'll extensively workshop your pitches and articles, and you'll finish with a series of solid pieces ready to sell. With...

$470
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(34)

In this two-night intensive course, Maureen Dempsey, an editor with a broad range of print and digital experience, will talk you through the steps to write and send an effective pitch. You'll write pitches, get feedback, and research publications and editors who are looking for new writers. In this class, you will learn how to: Generate pitch...

$275
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(34)

An effective content strategist is part editor, part marketer, part business analyst. When you understand content strategy, you can build a revenue model that sustains a digital media business. This course will help you define and expand your content business by using audience data to drive creative decisions. You'll create a strategy that considers...

$385
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(34)