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Please note theses courses are available to students aged 15+
These diverse and unique six-week offerings will give you a competitive advantage into the exciting world of Game Writing. Enhance your resume with one of the courses, or do them all at your leisure:
How to Write Dialogue for Video Games
Effective dialogue is a cornerstone of successful and engaging storytelling in any medium, and interative media provides a unique set of challenges and requirements for writers. Explore various aspects of dialogue writing and learn to plan for and deal with the other considerations that arise in multimedia situations. Learn how dialogue writing fits into the overall process of game production and practice writing effective dialogue for a variety of in-game situations.
Create Concepts for Games, Novels, Comics, TV Series or Films
Develop ideas for your fantasy narrative, whether you are writing a novel or working in another medium. Explore the structure and conventions of the genre through close reading and textual analysis, and apply those conventions or subvert them - in your own work. Leave the course with a workable outline for your project and completed scenes and sketches that you can use in your narrative.
The Process of Creating a Video Game Fiction
If you are a writer looking to break into video games or currently work in the game industry but want a better understanding of how narrative works in your context, it is beneficial to explore the process of creating a narrative. Learn how to craft effective narrative and why it is important to a satisfying game experience. Apply narrative design and writing techniques to a series of practical exercises and come away with a basic creative bible for a game of your own design.
Sean Smillie has spent two decades working as a game designer/producer/writer for Electronic Arts, Walt Disney, Warner Bros. and more. Sean founded Planet Fiction Studios, a transmedia company focused on creating original IP and consulting for film, comics, television and games. Sean has a large amount of experience instructing at other institutions across British Columbia.
The Working Game Writer: Learn How to Create a Game Writer’s Portfolio
Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals to Create Fiction for Games, Novels, Comics, TV or Films
World Building: Create Fictional Worlds for Games, Novels, Comics, TV Series or Films
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