Catalog / Course

Literary Genre II: Horror, Mystery, and Suspense

Course Details


1 Course

  Available Start Dates

Oct 23, Nov 20, Jan 8 (4 weeks, 100% online)

Cost to Enroll


Payment plans available

Credits earned after completing this course may transfer to relevant Full Sail University degree programs.

The Literary Genre II: Horror, Mystery, and Suspense course introduces students to the conventions and techniques of horror, mystery, and suspense writing and the relevance of these styles to all forms of writing. Students will examine what drives mysteries, the tension that defines suspense, and the fear of death, failure, and the unknown that makes horror piquant. This course presents the works of key creators of these genres in media from the short story to the monster movie to survival-themed games.

Why Take This Course

  • Create works you can submit to publications or add to your portfolio.
  • Learn to identify genre conventions in short stories, films, and scripts.
  • Understand how to connect with contemporary audiences.

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Course Prerequisites

What You’ll Need

  • Basic computer skills

  • A Mac or PC computer

What You’ll Receive

All students will receive temporary licenses for:

  • Microsoft 365
  • Zoom
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Our Instructors

All courses at Full Sail DC3 are taught by expert, responsive educators who have years of experience in their subject. They bring a deep knowledge of industry best practices and workflows and share it with you, to support your education and help move you along your learning path.

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About Full Sail DC3

Full Sail DC3 is a dynamic, short-form education platform that offers online courses and accredited certifications. With the values and benefits of Full Sail University, DC3 is backed by over 40 years of experience in entertainment media and emerging technology, as well as more than a decade of experience delivering compelling online education.

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