Explore Digital Storytelling in

Storyboard

An immersive, 10-week program hosted by HackCville

Applications Open 01/16/2018
"There are a lot of different programs at HackCville, so at least one of them is likely to pique your interest and help you develop skills in an area where you might not be able to or have the resources to explore it at UVa. "
- Rawan Abdelrahman, HackCville Member

Learn to tell great stories

Storyboard is a 10-week long program designed for students interested in learning and developing the skills involved in digital storytelling. This program guides students through the world of digital media, exposing them to different professional fields through fun, hands-on projects.

Throughout the program, you'll get access to our media studio. You'll learn how to use all of our equipment: tons of camera gear (DSLRs, GoPros, a drone, and more) as well as Adobe Premiere.

Publish your work to The Pioneer

Students will get to publish their work to The Pioneer, HackCville's in-house publication. HackCville will also create an online portfolio for all Storyboard students and the work they complete during the program.

"My favorite part about HackCville is learning a new skill with a group of like-minded but unique peers. The community feel and new friends are just the icing on the cake to the phenomenal program I was in this semester. I feel like I have skills I can continue using during college, (hopefully) in the workplace, and for my own enjoyment in years to come."
- Kaleigh Watson, HackCville Member
"Getting to know the people in the community has been by far the best aspect of my time at HackCville. It is motivating and inspiring to be surrounded by those who are constantly hustling while also trying to innovate in whatever they are doing."
- Tyler Wagner, HackCville Member

Join our community

Through collaborative projects, group dinners, hikes, pregames, and more you’ll become part of HackCville’s tight-knit community. We serve all UVA students (grad/undergrad) and Charlottesville community members 18+.

Learn more about our unique, community-driven approach to learning or read about our goals for HackCville graduates.

What You'll Learn

Adobe Lightroom & Premiere

Telling stories through mixed digital media

How to fly a drone

Parse.ly content analytics

How to use DSLRs

Program Staff

Elaine Chun is one of the program coordinators for Storyboard. She is a second year studying economics.

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Elaine Chun

Storyboard Program Coordinator

Casey Wagner

Storyboard Program Lead

Casey Wagner is the Program Lead for Storyboard. She is a third year student in the Media Studies department and a Data Journalist for the UVA Data Science Institute.

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Applying to Storyboard

Applications will open Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Meeting Times

Storyboard meets twice a week, once as an entire class on Sundays 5-6:30pm, and a second time in a small group. (Those meeting times are flexible as they're set by the small group you'll join.) All programs meet starting January 30 through late April.

All sections of all programs (including Storyboard) start January 30.

You must be able to attend each session. More than a few missed meeting times will result in being dropped from HackCville.

Fees

A $110 course fee is due within 5 days of acceptance into the course.

These fees can be reduced or waived for those with financial need, no questions asked.

Eligibility

Skills courses are high commitment. In our application process we look for extremely committed, reliable students who are hungry for an intensive challenge. We want people who intend on becoming active, contributing members of the HackCville community.

Any UVA student (grad or undergrad) or Charlottesville resident +18 may apply.

Application Process

Our application process is three steps:

  1. Written application, due on .
  2. Attendance to the first workshop, where you'll be assigned a mini-project to complete over the next week
  3. Completion of the project

It is strongly encouraged that you read the details of this process on the bottom of our Skills Courses page.

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Applications Open 01/16/2018

Membership Perks

After you complete your first HackCville program (except Trips), you're granted HackCville membership. Here's what you get:

24/7 access to our fun and functional clubhouses on Elliewood Ave.

Our two clubhouses are filled with hammocks, couches, whiteboards, and WiFi. Use our space to work on your projects, hold meetings, or just hang out.

Exclusive events and job opportunities.

Whether it's drinks with the co-founder of Reddit or HackCville-only internship, job, and freelancing opportunites, we give our members access to dozens of unique experiences every year.

A community that feels like a family.

You'll join HackCville's 400-member community of the most talented and badass people in Charlottesville.

Early access to HackCville programs, no application required.

Want to take another program? As a member, you can just sign up - no application required. We open up spots to members before the public.

Priority application for our summer program, Launch.

Get paid to learn web design, software development, marketing or data science in our 12 week summer program, Launch. You'll get trained by HackCville's expert instructors and get a guaranteed, paid internship at a local startup or tech company.

Extra Perks With Every Program

Mentorship

Looking for some guidance on how to navigate what you want to do? Every year we pair up hundreds of UVA alumni from across the country with our students to provide guidance and support. Our team also meets with you several times one-on-one to ensure you're getting the most out of your program. It's advising that actually works.

Startup Trips

HackCville hosts immersive trips to cities across the country (New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, and more) to tour companies, meet alumni, and give students networking opportunities with industry leaders. Trips are where you see how what you're learning is put into action in the real world.

Amanda Coombs

HackCville Member

"HackCville opened me to a whole new way of thinking about myself, my skills, and my career goals. It also introduced and exposed me to a whole new group of insanely talented, driven, and inspiring people that have supported me and provided me with amazing opportunities."

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Applications Open 01/16/2018

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