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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 23 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Develop Your Transmedia Concept

In Module 1 you will create your Transmedia Intellectual Property (your IP), you will write a logline (a single sentence that describes the essence of your IP) and define the Dramatic Question of your IP...
Reading
4 videos (Total 16 min), 3 quizzes
Video4 videos
Creating an Idea4m
Write a Logline3m
Define the Dramatic Question2m
Week
2
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Write The First Chapter Of Your Novel

In Module 2 you will begin your novel. You will design a Profile of your Main Characters, create an outline for your First Chapter, you will learn about point of view and syntax for writing a novel and you will write the First Chapter of your Novel....
Reading
3 videos (Total 12 min), 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Pitch Chapter One2m
Write Your First Chapter6m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Write Chapter Two Of Your Novel

In Module 3 you will outline the second chapter of your novel and you will write Chapter Two...
Reading
2 videos (Total 5 min), 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Write Chapter Two2m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Adapt Chapter One To The Opening Scenes Of Your Screenplay

In Module 4 you will begin your screenplay. You will write an outline of your adaptation of Chapter One of your novel into the opening scenes of your screenplay, you will learn about screenplay format and film grammar, you will become familiar with free screenplay software and you will write the opening scenes of your screenplay....
Reading
3 videos (Total 12 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Screenplay Format and Grammar3m
Becoming Familiar With The Software5m

Instructor

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David Wheeler

Creative Research Faculty, The Hub for Innovation
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About Michigan State University

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges....

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