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Diploma in Storytelling

Stories have the power to move mountains and build bridges...

The Diploma Course opens you to a whole new dimension of Storytelling. You will explore and discover stories that have evolved through time in different regions of the World. You will travel to myths and mysteries of fantasy worlds and discover the difference between a legend and a fairy tale or the time difference between a folk tale and a fable. Why were they told and what did it mean to people, will be the journey that will leave you with awe and a sense of wonder. And, through this, connect you to your own source. We equip you with new skills from the fields of music, arts, and crafts, besides allowing you to discover your own potential to discover yourself as a truly professional storyteller.

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Diploma Course in a nutshell

Course duration: 25 hours of theory; 6-12 months of field work.

Classroom session: 4 days at Kathalaya academy,  Bengaluru

Certification: Your Diploma will be awarded on submission of the project work. The Diploma is  affiliated to the University of Sweden and Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.

Fees: INR 23000 includes 15% service tax, materials , snacks tea and lunch

Frequently Asked Questions about the Diploma course

What is the Diploma Course?

Diploma in storytelling from Kathalaya is an in-depth study of storytelling in all its totality. This will delve on the hands-on skills and knowledge that will help the learner to launch on their journey as a storyteller. The Diploma course will help in honing these skills through classes, performance, observation and research and propel them on a path to become professional storytellers.

Who will benefit from the Diploma Course?

The course involves in depth project work and exposure to a variety of storytelling skills. The course will benefit those in the following profiles

  • Individuals who are planning to pursue storytelling professionally
  • Persons who are interested in exploration of storytelling for research
  • People interested in gaining an enhanced knowledge of storytelling techniques
  • Those who want to imbibe the expertise of storytelling and use storytelling in their profession

Can I take the Diploma course independent of the beginner's course?

Yes. You can take up either course independently depending on how your goals align with the course objectives. You can also take up both the courses to get a complete 360 degree view of storytelling which includes the fundamental requirements of a storyteller,  techniques,skills, knowledge and experience.

How is the Diploma different from the Beginner's course?

The Beginner’s course in storytelling focuses on the key techniques of storytelling while the Diploma will focus on the skills required to perform storytelling.

What will be covered in this course?

 

Session 1

  • History and Evolution of storytelling
  • Genres of storytelling

Session 2

  • Storytelling from around the world
  • Stroytelling styles-A Film

 

Session 3

  • Storyboard
  • Skill-based storytelling

Session 4

  • Puppetry for storytelling
  • Picture stories and different types

 

Session 5

  • Story structure
  • Music/Folklore in stories

Session 6

  • Presentations
  • Documentation process

Comment tree

The workshops are well designed for they give very practical insights. Also the very 'inclusive' environment created by the trainers is very helpful. Just keep up the good work! - Swati Kakodkar

Puppet making without prototypes in a structured and well organised classroom with a lot of freedom of expression. The facilitator was well prepared with all the materials and pushed us to keep up the pace and got the best out of us. Thanks to Geeta Madam to conduct and hold the presentation at the Valley school. It was an enriching experience to observe other tellers and receive feedback. -Seema Wahi Mukherjee - Gurgaon

We were told different genres of stories and the new found knowledge was quite awe inspiring. Geeta maam explained very nicely making it simple to understand. - Aashima Mishra - Delhi

Our Professional Diploma Holders


Ms.Swathi Kakodkar
Ms. Nilum Jajodia
Ms. Smruti Gop2l
Ms. Shalini Tayal
Ms. Garima Garg
Ms. Rama Kumar
Ms. H.Gowri
Mr. Sourish Ghosh
Ms. Rebecca
Ms. Samvedna
Ms. Kavita Prasad
Ms. Dipali
Ms. Nehal Sharad Parekh
Ms. Girija M Nair
Ms. Rohini Vij khattar
Mr. A.Shankar
Ms. Rukma
Ms. Karti Ganju
Ms. Brinda
Ms. Saudamini Singh
Ms. Seema Karanth
Ms. Manjusha Vijayakumar
Ms. Rekha Babu

You will be walking away with a bag of 70 stories...

 

Comment Tree

The workshops are well designed for they give very practical insights. Also the very 'inclusive' environment created by the trainers is very helpful. Just keep up the good work! - Swati Kakodkar

Puppet making without prototypes in a structured and well organised classroom with a lot of freedom of expression. The facilitator was well prepared with all the materials and pushed us to keep up the pace and got the best out of us. Thanks to Geeta Madam to conduct and hold the presentation at the Valley school. It was an enriching experience to observe other tellers and receive feedback. -Seema Wahi Mukherjee - Gurgaon

We were told different genres of stories and the new found knowledge was quite awe inspiring. Geeta maam explained very nicely making it simple to understand. - Aashima Mishra - Delhi

 

Our Professional Diploma Holders


Ms. Nilum Jajodia
Ms. Smruti Gop2l
Ms. Shalini Tayal
Ms. Garima Garg
Ms. Rama Kumar
Ms. H.Gowri
Mr. Sourish Ghosh
Ms. Rebecca
Ms. Samvedna
Ms. Kavita Prasad
Ms. Dipali
Ms. Nehal Sharad Parekh
Ms. Girija M Nair
Ms. Rohini Vij khattar
Mr. A.Shankar
Ms. Rukma
Ms. Karti Ganju
Ms. Brinda
Ms. Saudamini Singh
Ms. Seema Karanth
Ms. Manjusha Vijayakumar
Ms. Rekha Babu
Ms. Divya K.P.
Ms. S. Gayathri
Ms. Priyanka
Ms. Namita Agarwal
Ms. Swathi Kakodkar
Ms. B. Gayathri KanagaDurga
Mr. Bhavin Bhatt
Ms. Siobhan Broderick

 

OUR DIPLOMA COURSE DATES

January 21st to 24th

August 21st to 24th

April 19th to 23rd

December 9th to 12th

June 18th to 21st