Storytelling

  • Elizabeth Ellis (Visiting Faculty) Imagine.
    Elizabeth Ellis (Visiting Faculty)
  • Brenda White-Wright (Program Graduate 2006) Exciting Encounters
    Brenda White-Wright (Program Graduate 2006)
  • Brandon Bragg (Graduate Student) Campfire Ghost Tales Campfire Ghost Tales
    Brandon Bragg (Graduate Student) Campfire Ghost Tales
  • Lee Lindsey (Graduate Student) Performing for Regeneration Story Slam at Nelson Fine Art Center Engage.
    Lee Lindsey (Graduate Student) Performing for Regeneration Story Slam at Nelson Fine Art Center
  • Carolina Andrea Quiroga Hurtado (Program Graduate and TaleTeller Tale Tellers
    Carolina Andrea Quiroga Hurtado (Program Graduate and TaleTeller
  • Chelise Fox (Graduate Student) Experience Our Graduate Program
    Chelise Fox (Graduate Student)
  • Nomsa Mdlalosa (Program Graduate from South Africa 2006) Nomsa Mdlalosa
    Nomsa Mdlalosa (Program Graduate from South Africa 2006)
  • Dr. Delanna Reed (Professor) Campfire Ghost Tales Share Your Stories
    Dr. Delanna Reed (Professor) Campfire Ghost Tales
  • The Road to Storytelling Innovate.
    The Road to Storytelling

The Master of Arts in Storytelling is one of a select few fully accredited graduate programs in Professional and Applied Storytelling in the United States. ETSU offers an M.A. degree in Reading / Storytelling with a Concentration in Storytelling, with either a thesis option (30 hours) or a non-thesis option (36 hours). Second master's degree programs can also be arranged with as few as 21 or 24 credit hours, thesis and non-thesis.

Located in Johnson City, Tennessee, on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, ETSU is a regional university in the heart of traditional storytelling country. Neighboring Jonesborough is home to the National Storytelling Festival, a seminal venue for contemporary storytelling in the USA, as well as the National Storytelling Network and International Storytelling Center, two preeminent professional storytelling organizations.

Students in the ETSU Storytelling Program may concentrate on performance skills for the sake of their present or intended professional storytelling career, or they may focus on aspects of applied  storytelling,  to enhance  their roles as  teachers, ministers, counselors,  community  workers,  corporate trainers, healers, parents, grandparents, or any combination thereof.

     

              News & Events

Undergraduate Minor

The ETSU Storytelling Program has launched a new interdisciplinary undergraduate Storytelling Minor in the Department of Communication and Performance. There are four new core courses in the Minor, plus 6 hours of approved electives in related disciplines. 

For complete information on the  Storytelling Minor, click here.  

Spring Institute

Kim Wietkamp,  April 17-19, 2015, 1 credit hour. Details TBA.

Summer Institute

Shonaleigh, Storytelling in the Drut'syla Traditions, July 6-10, 2015, 2 credit hours. Details TBA. 

 

ETSU Graduate Certificate in Storytelling!

The ETSU Storytelling Program now offers a 21 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Storytelling, featuring the same outstanding training and background in Storytelling Performance and applications as the world-renowned Masters in Storytelling degree, only without certain academic requirements such as Research Methods, Thesis/Capstone, and Linguistics.


Click here for further information