29 Masters of Arts in Creative Writing

An MA, or Master of Art, is a type of degree that can be finished in about one to three years. Generally pursued after the completion of a bachelor’s degree, this sort of credential indicates that a student has acquired a deep knowledge of his or her chosen field. There are degree programs available in many different subjects. You might be curious: What is an MA in creative writing? This deg… Read more

An MA, or Master of Art, is a type of degree that can be finished in about one to three years. Generally pursued after the completion of a bachelor’s degree, this sort of credential indicates that a student has acquired a deep knowledge of his or her chosen field. There are degree programs available in many different subjects.

You might be curious: What is an MA in creative writing? This degree focuses on the creation of works such as novels, short stories, poetry, essays, articles, novellas, flash fiction, screenplays, scripts, and other forms of writing. You may learn about important concepts such as characterization, point of view, plot development, structuring, and narration, as well as minor details such as grammar and punctuation. Other topics covered might include literary analysis and allusions. In one of these programs, you might be required to read a variety of works or to submit your own writing to a workshop.

Many benefits might be available through one of these programs. The most prominent is the chance to improve your writing abilities and sharpen certain technical skills that are useful in the professional world. Additionally, this kind of program can provide valuable insights into what makes certain types of writing more effective than others.

The cost of an MA in Creative Writing can depend on a range of potential factors. Be sure to contact your chosen institution in order to ask them for accurate and up-to-date financial information. Admissions officers can provide a detailed breakdown of tuition, fees, and other expenses.

What careers can be pursued with a creative writing MA? Many students go on to become novelists, playwrights, essayists, screenwriters, poets, or authors; others apply their writing skills in a number of other industries. A graduate might also be able to become a literary analyst, English teacher, book reviewer, librarian, or editor. Working for a publishing company or literary agency is another option.

Ready to get started? Just search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Hull Online
Hull, United Kingdom

Harness the power of language and develop your distinctive voice as a writer. Transform your passion for reading into the ability to produce prose worthy of public recognition ... +

Harness the power of language and develop your distinctive voice as a writer. Transform your passion for reading into the ability to produce prose worthy of public recognition. Whatever your genre of preference, be it literary fiction, nonfiction, or the likes of fantasy, mystery or romance – you will have the opportunity to hone your writing skills and discover the techniques seminal writers have used to significant effect. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Saint Ives, United Kingdom

Hone your comedy writing skills, and develop a body of work which combines creativity, cultural relevance and industry awareness. Get match-fit for a career as a professional ... +

Hone your comedy writing skills, and develop a body of work which combines creativity, cultural relevance and industry awareness. Get match-fit for a career as a professional comedy writer. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
01 Jan 2021
11 May 2020
Online
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

The two-year program, housed in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University, offers an MA in English Literature with specializations in Literar ... +

The two-year program, housed in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University, offers an MA in English Literature with specializations in Literary Fiction, Poetry or Creative Nonfiction. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
Florence, USA

The MA in Writing prepares students for a variety of careers in writing as well as for the pursuit of terminal degrees as researchers and academics. This degree program can be ... +

The MA in Writing prepares students for a variety of careers in writing as well as for the pursuit of terminal degrees as researchers and academics. This degree program can be completed 100% online or through a combination of online and face-to-face courses. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

This specialist creative writing MA is designed for writers for children, teenagers and young adults who aim to complete a novel, series of picture books or shorter stories fo ... +

This specialist creative writing MA is designed for writers for children, teenagers and young adults who aim to complete a novel, series of picture books or shorter stories for young children. It's a practical course, taught by experienced lecturers who are all published children's writers and/or industry professionals. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

The MA in Creative Writing degree is designed for ambitious, committed writers who want to hone and develop their writing practice and develop their creative, critical and pro ... +

The MA in Creative Writing degree is designed for ambitious, committed writers who want to hone and develop their writing practice and develop their creative, critical and professional writing skills in preparation for careers in the creative industries. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Nottingham University Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia

This degree is particularly relevant to students who are keen to develop creative writing skills in a professional capacity. However, it also includes selections from modules ... +

This degree is particularly relevant to students who are keen to develop creative writing skills in a professional capacity. However, it also includes selections from modules in English language and literature, which compliment any career path within the larger field of English studies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston, USA

The MFA in Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing is one of the first online writing programs to prepare students to write professional-level stories and novels in the genres ... +

The MFA in Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing is one of the first online writing programs to prepare students to write professional-level stories and novels in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, thrillers, and young adult. The program is an opportunity for students to read deeply, think critically, and discuss popular fiction with peers from various professional perspectives. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
5 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Goldsmiths, University of London
London, United Kingdom

This new and unique Master importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along with a trajectory marked by historical prese ... +

This new and unique Master importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along with a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom +1 More

The MA in Creative Writing is a uniquely inspirational programme that delivers integrated training in the writing of literary and media text.

The MA in Creative Writing is a uniquely inspirational programme that delivers integrated training in the writing of literary and media text. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

MA Writing provides a unique opportunity to develop high-level writing, research, and analytical skills in one of the world’s most dynamic art schools.

MA Writing provides a unique opportunity to develop high-level writing, research, and analytical skills in one of the world’s most dynamic art schools. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
15 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Our MA in Creative Writing provides opportunities to work closely with practising creative writers and hear from professionals from the publishing industry in guest lectures.

Our MA in Creative Writing provides opportunities to work closely with practising creative writers and hear from professionals from the publishing industry in guest lectures. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs nine-course online or on-campus MA in Writing program reflects the school's international reputation for academic rigor and creative ... +

Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs nine-course online or on-campus MA in Writing program reflects the school's international reputation for academic rigor and creative innovation. This workshop-centered, 3-year program offers a concentration in fiction or nonfiction and includes summer residency options abroad. Some graduates use the advanced writing skills they develop in journalism, teaching or corporate writing jobs. Others go on to write nonfiction, short stories, novels, and other works. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
11 May 2020
Campus
Online
 
Teesside University
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

This is an exciting, supportive and non-residency online course that offers you the opportunity to develop your writing practice at the times that work for you, wherever you a ... +

This is an exciting, supportive and non-residency online course that offers you the opportunity to develop your writing practice at the times that work for you, wherever you are in the world. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Writing, Editing and Mediating offers training in writing about literature for non-academic audiences. The students will work with correcting and editing written Eng ... +

The MA in Writing, Editing and Mediating offers training in writing about literature for non-academic audiences. The students will work with correcting and editing written English of various kinds, in modules that address issues related to modern publishing. Our international staff provides teaching and support to the students in small groups (typically 15-20 students). -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2020
01 May 2020
Campus