Created by:  California Institute of the Arts

  • Douglas Kearney

    Taught by:  Douglas Kearney, Faculty, MFA in Writing Program

    Critical Studies
Commitment4-5 hours of lessons and assessments
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.7 stars
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CalArts has earned an international reputation as the leading college of the visual and performing arts in the United States. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 509 ratings

Well the method of teaching is best in any of the moocs ever. He is a ventriloquist and when you listen to him its not like studying but entertainment.

This professor is very lively and makes the learning entertaining. I can understand vocabulary words much easier the way Mr. Kearney presents them. Thus far, his writing prompts have been quite unique and very fun to do. This is a challenge for me personally as I am not well-versed in writing or understanding poetry but I have a great feeling I will have a much better grasp of it by the time I fully complete the course.

Great course to learn the fundamentals of poetry writing. I wish I was held to more of a deadline, as most prompts didn't need to be turned in, and thus I wasn't able to benefit from feedback or criticism, but on the whole this is a great class and worth the time if you're looking to learn how to put a poem together effectively.

This review is about the course I'm taking. Poetry brings such great things to me. And best of all, poetry brings out the best in me as well.