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Introduction to Genre Writing

Course Stack Details

  Key Topics

This stack includes literary genre courses in comedy and tragedy, horror, mystery, and suspense, science fiction and fantasy, and children’s entertainment.


4 Courses

  Available Start Dates

May 6, Jun 3, Jul 1 (4 months, 100% online)

Cost to Enroll


Payment plans available

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

Sharpen your storytelling skills, bring variety to your portfolio, or discover a new passion as you explore several writing genres. This course stack covers the ins-and-outs of important and influential writing genres, from comedy and tragedy, to science fiction, horror, mystery, and more. You’ll also get familiar with children’s entertainment and the variety of career opportunities in the industry.

Who This Is For

Students and storytellers who want to get familiar with a variety of writing styles and connect with audiences across different genres.

What You'll Learn

  • How to incorporate genre-based elements in your work that evoke an emotion from your audience.
  • Ways to drive action, suspense, and mystery in your writing that holds an audience’s attention.
  • How to work with different audiences, formats, and markets in children's entertainment.

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Course Stack 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

Included Courses

Literary Genre I: Comedy and Tragedy

Literary Genre I: Comedy and Tragedy

Study a variety of modern works of comedy and tragedy, as you learn what moves an audience to laughter or tears.

Literary Genre II: Horror, Mystery, and Suspense

Literary Genre II: Horror, Mystery, and Suspense

Explore the conventions and techniques used in these classic genres, as you learn more about the relevance of these styles to all forms of writing.

Literary Genre III: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Literary Genre III: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Explore the appeal and legacy of science fiction and fantasy - including hard sci fi, space opera, epic fantasy, speculative fiction, and alternative history.

Children's Entertainment

Children's Entertainment

Learn about classic and contemporary children’s literature and how they’re translated into different contexts, including film, television, and animation.

Our Instructors

All courses at Full Sail DC3 are taught by expert, engaged 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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