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Transmedia Writing, Michigan State University

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課程信息

Do you have a desire to write a novel, write a screenplay, design a video game? In this project-centered course you will develop your own, original, intellectual property (IP) into a transmedia project containing written versions of your IP on various platforms. You will begin your novel, adapt the first chapters of your novel into the opening scenes of a film or TV show and create a game design concept of your IP. This is a course is based in "Active Learning" so that most of the actual learning takes place within your own activities - that is, writing! You will learn by doing. I am a proponent of experiential learning (also known as active learning). My lectures are short and succinct, designed in a step-by-step process essential to your success as a writer. I will guide you, I will show you how to get there, hopefully I will inspire you, but I won’t show you how to write or what to write. That is up to you, you are the only one who can illustrate your creative thoughts, by writing them! I firmly believe that the only way to become a writer is to write, write, write. You need to unleash your creativity and my plan is to help you to do exactly that! All of the assignments on this course are peer review. At each stage of the process, whether creating your novel, your screenplay or your video game, you will post your written work and review the works of your peers. Peer review is an extremely important element of this course. Giving feedback and getting feedback is essential to the development of your critical thinking and your growth as a writer. It is as important as the writing itself. This course is designed to tap into your creativity and help you to develop your skills in expressing that creativity through written words. Writing is a truly beautiful, amazing, satisfying thing. Imagine, putting your own words on a page to tell a story which enters your readers minds and allows them to share the thoughts, emotions and lives of your characters. It is a very rewarding experience....
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7 個審閱

創建者 Denis Chen

Jul 16, 2018

It made me stay up to 4AM a few times, but its incredible. You will learn a lot, and it is a very fun class

創建者 Tiffany Mettam

Feb 22, 2018

This course is very useful for beginners. If you take the paid course it's helpful in that the instructor gives you guidance and a timeline to keep you motivated. If you audit the class, the videos are still very informative and helpful. The instructor has extensive experience in each media and is very knowledgeable. The only thing that would be even better is additional resources, such as how/where to find Literary Agents, etc. but that would just be a bonus! Great course!

創建者 Jonathan Golland

Jan 08, 2018

very concise and straightforward course. However, it would've been better if the instructor or the course was constructed in a way to be more free instead of having to pay for the full course. Also, he did not take into account changing technologies and new media for let's say, video games. In books you can get e-books on iPad or electronic reader device. For video games, there is a new virtual-reality goggles technology that has come out changing the way we play videogames and interact with virtual worlds. If this was more updated and taken into account it would have been a more full-fledged course. Might I suggest these changes for the new session?

創建者 Tabitha

Aug 18, 2017

Soo much AMAZING information!

The teacher and content are wonderful. Learned so much!

創建者 Laura Parker

Jun 26, 2017

This class really failed to meet my expectations as it did not provide the peer review it implied was the basis of the class. People would leave no comments, simply check boxes if you had met the basic requirements. The forum was completely inactive, with only comments from earlier course times, so you had to hope your questions had already been answered. I mean it encouraged me to write but it was a good thing I was already a fairly proficient writer who already knew about screenplays, as the lectures were very watered down as they relied on us learning through peer review that never came.

創建者 朱思伟

Jun 18, 2017

Great chance to practice novel writing, screenplay writing and game design.

創建者 Marco Ceballos

May 13, 2017

The real professor just gives you tips and he is not paying attention to the work of the students. Instead, your work is reviewed by some other random guys who may or may be not prepared to review, if I get to complete this course I'll be getting a certificate not from Michigan State, but from some random guys. No one is reviewing my work despite the fact that I always deliver my assignatures on time and no one is anwering my questions on the forums.