Identify what makes characters compelling and unforgettable
Dive into writing unlikeable characters and villains, and strong supporting characters
Focus on key scenes that reveal deep character traits
Learn to craft backstory, psychology, and motivation into each character you write
About this course:
Having a great story is crucial, but the key to selling your screenplay is character. You must have great characters. In this class, you learn how to create dynamic, exciting characters that audiences will love and actors will be dying to play (the real secret to selling and getting your screenplay made!). In this course, you analyze great movie characters, focusing on key scenes that make us fall in love with a character; examine unlikable characters, villains, and supporting characters; also, dive into narrative function, character arc, backstory, psychology and motivation, personality, and body language. Step by step, you build your characters through the use of weekly assignments, including exercises, worksheets, and scene writing, giving you the ultimate toolbox for creating truly great characters every time.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
No refunds after February 01, 2024
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.