Students will be able to create full, complex, and original character profiles.

Students will be able to identify and easily recognize character dimensions.

Students will be able to create and develop their own complex fictional character with a driving desire.

Students will be able to deploy detailed imagery to improve the effectiveness of their writing.

Students will be able to write effective and engaging dialogue.


This course will take students through the steps of developing a convincing and interesting character. Students will be introduced to the crucial elements of character development, such as the character's central desire, background, and dimension, and will practice implementing these elements in relation to their character.


Additional Features

Published chapbook of all students’ writing

InkBeat Arts Writing Essentials Certificate

Continued Activities in Beijing Student Arts Community