Female talent is under-represented in the video games industry. Be the change and apply for our 80% bursary towards a place on our Story for Video Games online course.
As explored in John Yorke Story’s White Paper on the video games industry (https://www.johnyorkestory.com/video-games-white-paper/), women make up only 14% of the entire workforce of this sector.
As writers, developers and players of games, we need to ensure the industry is as diverse as possible in order to engage with the most people, offer fair representation and simply tell the best stories.
In honour of National Video Games Day, John Yorke Story is offering an 80% bursary towards their Story for Video Games online course. The only requirements are that you are a woman who loves and plays video games, and is interested in how to tell engaging game stories.
To apply for the bursary, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, telling us why you’re the perfect person to take this opportunity.
Our Story for Video Games online course takes the principles of story structure set out in John Yorke’s bestselling book Into the Woods and applies them to video games – to help you create richer and more compelling stories.
On this 7-week online course you’ll master story structure techniques for games. You’ll investigate the relationship between player and protagonist, discover how to merge story and gameplay, and find ways to use those skills in a development team. At the end of the course you’ll write a story treatment for a game, and get feedback from story expert John Yorke and Heavy Rain lead designer Caroline Marchal.
The course is suitable if you:
– Are involved in developing or publishing video games, be it as a designer, producer, artist or programmer
– Are new to video game writing and want to learn how to plan and structure your work
– Want to understand what a development team needs from a writer
– Want to learn how to see the underlying framework behind all stories everywhere – both in video games and traditional media
– Want to join a friendly and supportive group of learners
– Can dedicate 4-5 hours per week for the duration of the course
Flexible learning, wherever you are, at any time of day – or night – offering a learning opportunity for all, including geographically diverse games writers and designers, and those unable to access or dedicate themselves to a traditional face-to-face course.
For further information, please contact email@example.com or visit https://www.johnyorkestory.com/courses/story-for-video-games/
The deadline is Monday 23 September 2019 at 09:00.