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Online CPD COURSES

For individuals or teams who want to learn how to tell the best stories

We develop and deliver online professional development courses, blended-learning training modules and face-to-face workshops.

All courses taught by industry experts with a track record in developing new talent and helping people up the career ladder. You’ll emerge from our training equipped to put story principles into action in your discipline or area of business.

  • Discover how narrative works in your specialist area
  • Master the key elements every story needs
  • Learn from live examples and take apart real-world stories
  • Understand how to fix broken narratives and create order out of chaos
  • Learn how to build empathy with your audience and communicate with clarity
  • Fit training around a busy schedule, with 24/7 access wherever you are

STORY for SCREENWRITING: ADVANCED STRUCTURE

Find out why all successful stories share an underlying structure – and how to apply the principles to your scripts.

STORY for SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

Learn the script-development and story-shaping skills you need to thrive in the booming HETV drama arena.

STORY for VIDEO GAMES

Master the story-structure essentials key to retaining players and crafting richer, more compelling games.

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STORY for DOCUMENTARY and FACTUAL CONTENT

Discover ways to shape your material and engage an audience, whether you’re working on a documentary, format show, corporate video or web content.

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STORY for ORGANISATIONS

Learn how to bring business stories to life – and what organisations can learn from the movies.

From the gossip we share, to the TV series we binge on, to the political narratives that shape our lives – stories define us. Learn how they work and you transform the way you do everything.

– John Yorke, Into the Woods

BURSARIES and DISCOUNTS

We’re here to support the talent development of creative professionals – particularly underrepresented voices in the industry – and are always on the lookout for new bursary opportunities for our online/offline training courses and masterclasses.

Be the first to know about upcoming bursary opportunities by subscribing to our newsletter.

For organisations looking to enquire about group booking discounts, please chat to us direct at learn@johnyorkestory.com.

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BURSARIES from SCREENSKILLS

Some of these courses have been made possible by the support of ScreenSkills, and have been approved as a continuing professional development (CPD) programme.

You may be eligible for a training bursary for courses with the ScreenSkills logo. Apply direct at least four weeks before the course start date.

WOMEN in GAMES BURSARY

We’ve written articles on why the games industry needs more women and are committed to helping encourage more female talent on the scene.

So we offer a bursary (which covers 25% of the regular course price) to one female applicant of our Story for Video Games online course. To apply, email us and tell us how you’d benefit.

FUNDING from YOUR EMPLOYER

Our established online courses are certified CPD, so you may be able to get funding from your employer to do it.

All participants who successfully complete our courses receive a certificate of completion evidencing their learning and study hours. Speak to your employer directly to see if funding is available to you.

WHAT our STUDENTS SAY

The course has helped me to understand the structure of how to tell stories – something that will be directly useful with the studios I work with, but I suspect I’ll be able to use the lessons here to improve our messaging in marketing campaigns across the board.

Jamila

Story for Video Games alumni

As a journalist and documentary-maker I have quite a lot of experience with pitching. However, I had never thought about pitches in terms of story structure – I’ve always just done them on instinct and judging them on whether they read well. So I’m finding this course hugely illuminating and it’s already causing me to think differently about my own work.

Dan

Story for Screenwriting alumni

I have previously attended script courses and there is no comparison. John Yorke’s teaching methods are far more in-depth and vibrant, and the industry guests are full of inspiration, generous with their hot tips and insightful.

Mel

Story for Script Development alumni

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