David Wheeler is awesome, and I love this course! I am so glad that Coursera and Michigan State University have partnered to offer this course to those of us who have a thirst for learning! Thank you!
Fantastic course, loved the way it walked you step by step through the process and the formatting. This course could have been ten weeks and still wouldn't be enough. Awesome hands on learning.
By Afnan L•
This course had me write my first completed pilot episode. I enjoyed the process of being critical about my writing. I would have loved if the instructor provided some theory into the course as well. It seemed more like a workshop than an academic course. Being able to speak "expert" lingo and jargon helps in getting ahead in the industry.
At the end of this course, I got exactly what I asked for, A full length screen-play. I learned so much beyond that, such as making a series-bible, pitching a storyline, and understanding how to make a good logline. 10/10. It was lots of fun too, no long videos with extra unwanted information, straight to the point and educational.
By Ameer Q•
A big thank to David Wheeler, it's a lovely way to teach about the script writing. I'm very much happy that by taking that course I wrote my first TV Pilot, and its not only writing, I learned what made me stop to write. off-course I'm not perfect not but now I earned the craft to write and learn more. Thank you for this Course.
By Luis C•
Script Writing: Write a Pilot Episode for a TV Course changed my life. I took several courses in Coursera at the time, but this was the most engaging. It really made want to learn and to achieve the goal of producing a final script. I recommend it to all who look for a real way to understand the process of writing for a TV show.
By Gill K•
I loved this - wanted a "companion" to keep me going on the latest script idea - and found many! David's course is really user-friendly and introduced me to new approaches which made the process much easier than what I've done in the past. I've got a first draft I'm genuinely happy with - very highly recommend this!
By Abraham G V•
I enjoyed the experience of having to create my own story from scratch. I thought I knew everything about creating characters and scripts, but it turns out it's a little bit more complex than I expected. Anyways, I enjoyed it very much and want to keep creating more and more amazing stories to share with the world.
By Deleted A•
No plans to be a script writer but now have an appreciation of those so engaged. A very demanding profession with creativity on a deadline. Not for me, but respect for those so engaged. Additionally, able to watch and appreciate the structure of content ... definitely enhanced viewing and reading .. forsooth.
By Christina M B•
Great experience and feedback from participants. I do wish there was a way to respond to comments for the specific assignments. Some people asked questions (TA included) that I didn't get a chance to respond to. But all in all, great course. I'm presently taking the course for to complete a screenplay.
By Fonda J•
This was a great course for anyone who has ever wanted to try their hand at script writing. I am brand new to script writing and I applied every lesson I learned in this course and did some research on my own to develop my pilot. You will feel accomplished once you complete this class, it is worth it!
By Nischal S•
I learned what i always wanted to and have wrote something spectacular, hope you see my work in the coming years. The guide helps to execute our vision step by step and we get to learn how to write what we think in a right sequential manner. A great platform for someone who is new to script writing.
By Charlotte P•
This class has motivated me to write the pilot of a story that I had in mind for a couple of weeks and I love it. Compared to other online classes, I love that we have feedback from other classmates. However, I would have liked the teacher to tell us more information on how to write a good script.
By Margot R M•
Eventually I got my head around it. It was a challenging but I was concerned about being told to 'just do it' when I had no idea what I was just to do. I think the beginning was a little confusing, and also reading others scripts when there was no background to understand where it was going.
By Nathaniel K•
I loved this course. It walked me through Screenwriting step by step. It was almost like I was tricked into writing my first script. My only tip is don't be afraid to write something bad, finishing a crappy script is way more fun a beneficial than only starting a perfect script.
By EDUARDO V S•
More than EVER, we need good storytellers. Put a human face on The Other. Shed light on a Deeper Truth. Engender Empathy. Fan the flames of Hope. Motivate people to Act. Make us Laugh. Make us Cry. Make us Thrilled. Make us Think. But mostly, make us feel our Shared Humanity
By Daniella H•
I'm actually writing my first TV series pilot. This is the furthest I've ever gotten. I love this course. Thanks to David Wheeler, everyone at Michigan State University and Coursera for making this accessible to so many. Sending tons of gratitude from Daniella Horsford.
By Tabinda H•
This was one of the best experiences I ever had. It was truly amazing to see my script come together bit by bit, with every piece a story in itself. I would highly recommend this course to everyone out there who loves to write. It just gives you so much satisfaction.
By Yassmin A•
I learned what a cold open was, writing a show bible, formatting a screenplay, development of characters, and breaking down my script into acts. Kept me engaged with homework and the reviewing of the work of fellow peers. Will absolutely be taking this course again.
By Iris D•
I really enjoyed the writing process! I had had an idea for a series for quite some time so I think this just helped me push me to actually write it - and taught me how to write it, as I knew nothing about scripts before. Very happy I decided to take the course.
By sana s•
This course has some useful insights about writing a screenplay, which I'd never heard before. The best part is that you actually get to work on something concrete. This course gives you a chance of coming up with a script, and polishing it well with feedback.
By Наталія П•
I was surprised that we don't suppose to learn about writing scripts. Because the best way to learn is to write the script. It wasn't easy for me as not a native speaker. But I finished it! I recommend this course! Jan is the best mentor! Thank you very much!
By Esjag G•
Un gran curso. Te enseña todas las habilidades básicas que necesitas si estás interesado en el mundo del guionismo. El profesor imparte con maestría cada uno de los temas, el curso es ameno e interesante y cada tarea asignada pone a prueba tus habilidades.
By Stacy I•
I really enjoyed this course, though I felt on my last submission I would have liked feedback from someone knowledgeable from Michigan state not just peers. However I am aware this is probably not feasible given that it is a free course.
By Irene G C•
Thanks to this course I found out that I was capable of writing fiction and actually finishing it. :) I tried several times to write fiction before, but I never finish them. Will be pursuing the other screenwriting course. Thank you!
By Allei G•
The course gives enough time for students to finish their work. The videos are very helpful and I like that it's project-centered. Really pushed me to write and be creative! Would definitely take another course similar to this.
By Peter P•
I enjoyed this class. It is very open and organic. Creativity is encouraged and very few restrictions and rules are imposed. I found the class to be well-taught and I looked forward to participating in every week of class.