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Film Studies: Genres for Screenwriters, Directors, & Filmmakers *FLEX*

In this 8-week flex course, we will go over various film genres(comedy, drama, coming-of-age, horror, western, science fiction, fantasy, romcom, historical, war, etc.), discuss audience expectations, watch movies, & come up with movie ideas
Angelia Derrick (she/her)
136 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 3 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$12 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 8 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

Students will understand what elements are required to write in the various genres. 
Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts: Creative Writing
Certificates from Institute of Children's Literature
Certificates from Institute for Writers
Writing young adult fantasy and space opera under the pen name Angelia Almos. 
Student will come up with an idea for each week (picking one of the two genres focused on that day) and write up a short description (paragraph to single page). 

Students will watch genre movies of their choice and analyze them for genre elements. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students are encouraged to watch movies in the genres we cover each week. Movie choice is up to the student.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
A letter grade can be provided at parent request. Grading will be based on attendance, participation, and turning in homework. Doing everything - A, missing one or two items - B, missing several items - C. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Some genres will focus on PG-13 or R rated movies which might include violence, foul language or sexual content as part of the storytelling. Some of the clips that we watch may contain cinematic violence and/or foul language.


Angelia Derrick (she/her)
Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
136 total reviews
281 completed classes

About Me

Pronoun: she/her/hers

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world." - Robert McKee

My hope is to help nurture your love of stories as well as your individual voice while giving you the tools and skills you need to tell... 
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