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Learner Career Outcomes

33%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 29 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Develop Your Transmedia Concept

6 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 16 min)
4 videos
Creating an Idea4m
Write a Logline3m
Define the Dramatic Question2m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Write The First Chapter Of Your Novel

6 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min)
3 videos
Pitch Chapter One2m
Write Your First Chapter6m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Write Chapter Two Of Your Novel

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 5 min)
2 videos
Write Chapter Two2m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Adapt Chapter One To The Opening Scenes Of Your Screenplay

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min)
3 videos
Screenplay Format and Grammar3m
Becoming Familiar With The Software5m

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