Applied Storytelling Workshop

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course. Register your interest to be notified when the next suitable class becomes available. Register your interest

Do you need to come up with a great story idea for your video, your organisation or your pitch? This course will help you discover the power of storytelling which engages attention, invites empathy and increases the likelihood that your ideas will be adopted.

In this one-day workshop you discover the creative techniques that filmmakers use to connect with their audience on an emotional level.


Storytelling is now considered an essential skill for anyone who needs to communicate effectively with prospects, customers, leaders or peers.

The Applied Storytelling workshop uses practical exercises to ensure you can apply these creative communications skills directly to your work.

For over 40 years, AFTRS has taught Australia the power to move and inspire and we can help you do the same.


  • the five key elements of a powerful story that will capture an audience

  • how a story can make a message stick in a compelling and memorable way

  • how to translate these techniques to deliver your own clear and irresistible call to action


This course is suitable for anyone from absolute beginner to master communicator.


It was great to really think about how to present messaging as a story.

This course gave me a new perspective to communicate and pitch my designs to an audience.

Course was amazing, really thought provoking, practical and hands on to solve a specific situation.


This course is taught by Andrew Garrick, a deeply experienced TV and digital content producer. Andrew’s success has been defined by his ability to understand and engage audiences. He has produced major projects for Channels Seven and Ten, ABC, SBS, MTV and BBC Worldwide and as an Executive Producer for content at Ensemble - an agency which prides itself on creating "Opt-In" ideas. He is currently directing multiple shows for the ABC and is in development with Beyond Screen for a feature film.

The Applied Storytelling Workshop is available for both individuals and workgroups.

AFTRS can work with your organisation to tailor this workshop so that it is aligned to your business objectives, brand or message and make it a transformative learning experience for your team. For more information on tailoring or booking a course for your team please call 02 9805 6480.

All of AFTRS business courses build on Storytelling skills and we highly recommend that you consider this workshop as a pre-requisite for Presentation Skills and Writing Video Briefs and Scripts.

***DISCLAIMER*** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If a participant wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, see our refund policies and discount policies


The Australian Film Television and Radio School would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Bidjigal people and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land we meet, work, study and teach. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations of this land.