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Learner Career Outcomes

44%

started a new career after completing these courses

48%

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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 6 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Discovering Characters from Your Life and Elsewhere

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
The Conflict Within (Shop Talk with Brando Skyhorse)8m
Desire and Goals8m
Hearing, Selecting, and Seeing6m
Feedback Expectations for the Specialization2m
2 readings
A Note on Assignments10m
Promo Codes10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Creating Characters on the Page

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 35 min)
4 videos
Voice6m
Making Them Matter to the Reader (with Visiting Writer Dani Shapiro)12m
The Story Reveals Who We Are (Shop Talk with Salvatore Scibona)8m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Dialogue and Monologue

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 28 min)
4 videos
Picking Your Point of View (Shop Talk with Amity Gaige)8m
Conversation's Greatest Hits6m
Idiosyncrasies5m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Set Your Characters Free.. and Give Them Somewhere to Go

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 27 min)
4 videos
The Relationship Between the Character and the Wide World (with Visiting Writer Valerie Martin)10m
Voice of Narrator6m
Voice of Narrative5m

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