I loved this course! Extremely useful and hands on. The course instructor was really impressive, both informative and empathetic, both arty and to the point. Totally admired her style of instruction.
The course was very well-structured and challenging. The instructor is very experienced and good, thus used relevant materials for this course, be it the guests, or the assignments, or the examples.
By Emilio M L•
I honestly didn't learn a lot more than in the first course of the specialization. Some of the assignments were a little off-putting to me.
By Sara A•
The assignments are hard to understand and not well explained. They are also completely irrelevant to the lessons of the week.
By Davide P•
Has been a great course but I would have loved more readings and a little bit more formal rules to sketch our own characters.
By Laura B•
Good information in the videos. The assignments were difficult and didn't seem related to the material from the lectures.
By stanislava o•
I liked a lot of what was said. I wish I had some more concrete advice for building character - if such a thing exists.
By Deleted A•
Great material but students grading other student's work becomes a problem if they can prohibit another from passing.
By Valarie K•
Good course, but assignment instructions were difficult to understand at times and no examples were given.
By Sanelisiwe E M•
This course is beneficial to all those who struggle with character plot. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
By Stephanie E•
In the second course, the talks were not as useful for the assignments, particularly in week 2.
By Hector M C L•
It is good but I think the lectures are a little disjointed from each other and the exercises.
By Digby D•
Adequate intro course. Could gather roughly the same info with a bit of browsing the internet.
By Paulene A•
This course could use some work, but nevertheless I learned a bit more than I already knew.
By ABHIRAJ S D•
the assignments were poorly worded which is the opposite of the purpose of assignment
By Jorge T•
The excercises on the course are great, but the videos can be a little vague.
By Jill B•
Excellent lectures. Assignments were a little too "exercisey" for me.
Content is great, but the app is very buggy and difficult to use.
By Houda A I•
There parts that were rather confusing in Week 2 (assignment)
By Vishal B•
Instructor is not very good
By Camille B•
Helpful, but not very much.
By Emily F•
I didn't find this course particularly helpful or useful. I'm not sure why, there was a disconnect somewhere, I think maybe that I didn't receive the help that I feel I still need on the subject of how to create a great, memorable, believable character. Also, some of the assignments were confusing. Nothing really stands out about this course, and it was actually a bit boring and I don't feel I learned anything related to the subject. Everything about this class needs some work: the videos, the instruction/syllabus/content, and the assignments. Sorry, I didn't like it. =(
By Aiden T N•
I am honestly not a fan of Amy's teaching style. She seems to have a discussion with herself about character building techniques but not really explain the technique nor structure it for the student.
There are too many shop talks.
I would rather have a structure explained to me and then hear a discussion... the way Brando Skyhorse does in the Plot course... really a let down. I will have to buy the book she keeps averting I guess... after spending quite good money on the course already. Pity
By Janhavi D•
I think this course is the least efficient out of all others. The course material is good, the lecturer is well informed but there is no coordination between the lectures and the lecturer whatsoever. The week's planning is inefficient, there's no relation between the assignments and the syllabus, and the author only ever conducts shop talks and invites guests. I do not mean the least disrespect to the lecturer at all, just that they could've offered a more thought out and planned course.
By Monika C B•
I didn't find this module very helpful and some of the assignments were truly confusing. I wish there was more "meat" in the sessions and more availability to access the lecturers more readily when there was confusion. I don't like the fact I pay money for other people to "assess" my work when half of them don't even read my submissions properly. Or the question. Or both. So if the lectures don't stretch me, I find my money spent unwisely.
By Pritika P•
I found the assignments very challenging to understand as there was very little clarity in the way they were written. Had to constantly reach out to mentors and forum discussions to actually understand what the instructor wanted.
Overall, I did not enjoy this course as much as I enjoyed the other three courses of this series.
By Amanda Y H•
The instructor did very little teaching and spent much more time interviewing other instructors from different courses. The instruction regarding character development was not very useful compared to the insight provided in the Craft of Plot course. I do not feel I got very much out of this course.