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Communication & Performance

College of Arts & Sciences


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.

Whether in the ETSU Storytelling Minor or in the Master's in Communication and Storytelling Studies, 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.

Storytelling Programs

The Master’s in Communication & Storytelling Studies: 
 View the course requirements here.

The Minor in Storytelling:
 View course requirements here. 
View descriptions/offerings of Storytelling courses..

The  Creative Arts Scholarship 
View requirements and online application here.

Short intensive master classes in the field of contemporary storytelling.

Storytelling students present their storytelling to your organization.

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