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Film Studies/Creative Writing: The Hero's Journey and Character Archetypes FLEX

In this 6-week course, learners will learn about the ancient storytelling method, The Hero's Journey, and the character archetypes that populate this favorite story structure, and they will plan their own Hero's Journey story.
Angelia Derrick, MFA
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Class
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
14-18
year olds
1-12
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Sun Aug 14

Aug 14 - Sep 18 (6 weeks)
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Oct 2 - Nov 13 (6 weeks)
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Nov 13, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023 (6 weeks)
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Dec 4, 2022 - Jan 29, 2023 (6 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

Students will understand what the Hero's Journey is and each step their hero will go through to reach the end of the story. 
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's will work on their own story following the Hero's Journey roadmap throughout the weeks and create two characters following the archetypes. 
A Hero's Journey beat sheet and a Character Info Sheet for the student to fill out for their own story and characters provided as a google doc link. Videos of the lectures and youtube links of film clips will be provided in class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Grade can be provided at the parent's request. 
A - Complete a Hero's Journey beat sheet and two character beat sheets; showing an understanding of the steps and archetypes. 
B - Complete a Hero's Journey beat sheet and one character beat sheet; showing an understanding of the steps and archetypes. 
C - Complete a Hero's Journey beat sheet OR one/two character beat sheets; or worked turn in doesn't show an understanding of the steps or archetypes. 
D/F - Doesn't turn in the Hero's Journey beat sheet or character beat sheets. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The Character Info Sheet and the Hero's Journey Beat Sheet will be provided via Google Docs. The film clips will be posted in the class with YouTube links which can be played in the classroom page. 

Clips will be shown from some PG-13 or R movies and might contain violence and/or language; The Matrix, Terminator, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Top Gun, The Hunger Games, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and Spider-Man. 
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler is where the information is gathered from for this class. If the student finds they really love the Hero's Journey and want to learn more after the class, I recommend they pick up this book. 

A Hero's Journey lesson plan and curriculum from PowerPoint Guru will be used.  

Teacher

Angelia Derrick, MFA
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Lives in the United States
Lover of Books and Movies
101 total reviews
215 completed classes

About Me

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"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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