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Data Visualization and Storytelling

Graduate Studies and Professional Development
Professor / Instructor
Rochelle Grayson
April 7 - May 1, 2021

Today’s organizations have the ability to collect data across a wide variety of channels and activities. However, communicating critical take-aways to stakeholders and creating actionable insights and decisions is becoming increasingly difficult in this sea of data. In this course, participants will learn how to communicate and sell marketing strategies, activities and results using a combination of visual thinking, storytelling, dashboards, and data visualizations. Using industry-standard tools, participants will identify the appropriate charts, graphs, and visual elements required for effective data visualization and communication across a diverse range of audiences.
This course is recommended as the final required course in the Associate Certificate in Data and Marketing Analytics program. Following this course, participants can choose between Marketing Intelligence & Performance Optimization, Mobile and Social Media Analytics, or Agile Marketing for their final course.


  • Design thinking
  • Visual communications
  • Explore examples of how ML and AI can enhance your storytelling and visualization skills.
  • Storytelling fundamentals
  • Key components and elements for effective data visualizations
  • Types of data visualizations
  • Effective dashboard designs
  • Industry-standard data visualization tools and techniques



  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of visual communication and storytelling
  • Describe what data visualization is
  • Identify the appropriate charts, graphs, and visual elements required for data visualization
  • Visualize data to communicate marketing and organizational strategies and get stakeholder buy-in

You are applying for a $500 scholarship towards a qualifying course at one of our post-secondary education partners: BCIT, Northeastern University, SFU or UBC. Applicants must be either Canadian Citizens, BC permanent residents or working towards obtaining one of these.

Please only apply for this scholarship once you have been enrolled or waitlisted in an applicable course. We will be confirming all student details with instructors.

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To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a woman (or identify as a woman), and currently live in BC, Canada. Do you meet both of these criteria?