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Distance learning MA Programs in Creative Writing 2020

Creative writing at degree level grants two distinct but interrelated types of learning. The original part of a degree is the organised study of literary method, providing graduate student with a practice-based, experiential means of acquiring literary theory and knowledge.

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William Paterson University of New Jersey

In the master of fine arts (MFA) program in creative and professional writing at William Paterson University, you will study in a supportive academic environment focused ... [+]

Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing (MFA)

In the master of fine arts (MFA) program in creative and professional writing at William Paterson University, you will study in a supportive academic environment focused on the production of high-caliber writing. Designed to hone essential creative skills and nourish talent in poetry, fiction, memoir, literary biography, TV/film/theater scripts, cultural reviews, and more, the program will advance your writing to a professionally competitive level. You will also gain valuable experience in manuscript evaluation and editing, up-to-date methodologies of teaching writing, and the advanced interpretation of literature.

The MFA’s rigorous course of study prepares you for a wide variety of careers, including secondary education and university-level teaching, book and magazine publishing and editing, journalism, copywriting, public relations, and professional writing. In addition, you will benefit from the program’s applied focus on developing a substantial manuscript portfolio, targeting appropriate markets, and submitting work for publication according to professional standards.... [-]

USA Wayne
September 2020
Part-time
2 years
Online
Middlesex University London

Our fully online Master's degree enables you to develop your novel at your own pace, at times to suit your lifestyle, from anywhere in the world. You will be supported th ... [+]

At Middlesex, we take a practical and contemporary approach to Novel Writing that ensures you are able to hone your writing skills and develop your book while also identifying gaps in the market and how to approach agents and publishers. Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of published novelists with extensive teaching experience, you will not only develop your work to a publishable standard but acquire valuable communication skills which will benefit a variety of professions.

Delivered online through our Virtual Learning Environment, our unique course encourages you to interact, question, share and participate with others on your course, ensuring you never feel as if you are studying in isolation. Whether you're working full time, unable to attend our London campus regularly, or based overseas, this challenging and exciting MA will enable you to embark on your novel in your own time with expert guidance, world-class resources, and valuable industry link to help you get published.... [-]

United Kingdom London UK Online
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Online
Teesside University

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 ... [+]

Overview

Creative writers express thoughts, feelings and emotions through words and have the ability to inform, provoke, captivate, inspire and move. You approach creative writing from a variety of perspectives – including fiction, poetry, life writing and drama – to explore how writers operate and how you can become an independent writer.

Course details

We understand how difficult it can be to find the space and structure to develop your writing - this course makes it easy for you to adapt your weekly studies to your personal circumstances. This course is taught throughout by tutors who are both practising creative writers and experienced teachers of creative writing at postgraduate level. The emphasis is on developing practical writing skills and techniques whilst gaining an understanding of your own work within a critical context and framework. The course consists of four 30-credit taught modules plus the Creative Writing Project (60 credit), which is the final portfolio of your creative writing. Each module offers you opportunities to experiment and develop your interests, whether these are in prose fiction, poetry, creative life writing, dramatic writing and screenwriting or in using writing to work with people in personal and professional development and healthcare settings. For more information, take a look at our module descriptions. This course is available to all international applicants. Individual modules can be taken on a stand-alone basis. If you apply for this course, you must submit a portfolio of your creative writing of up to and no more than 2,000 words... [-]

United Kingdom Middlesbrough
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Online
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

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 crea ... [+]

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. In this workshop-centered, 3-year program, you will choose a concentration option in fiction or nonfiction and have options for summer residencies around the world.

Some students go on to careers in journalism, teaching, law or corporate writing. Others go on to author nonfiction, short stories, novels, and other works. No matter your goals, you will graduate with advanced writing skills and the deep understanding of the writing profession.

As a graduate you will:

Effectively use the professional techniques of fiction and nonfiction in your own work. Design a plan for entering the world of publishing or related professions after graduation. Formulate honest, constructive responses to peer writing in the workshop environment. Evaluate your own growth as a writer, including your sense of yourself as a writer and changes in your writing processes. Display a portfolio of complete writings — stories, essays, articles and book chapters — of potentially publishable work with literary merit. ... [-]
USA Washington
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Online
Emerson College

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 ge ... [+]

Why Popular Fiction?

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. Students will strengthen their writing and editing skills and learn contemporary practices for publishing their work or finding and working with literary agents, professional editors, and marketers to bring their vision to a wide readership. The program, which draws on the expertise of writers, literary scholars, and publishers, offers students the unique experience to take creative workshops and literature courses as well as hands-on publishing courses aimed at teaching them how to turn a completed manuscript into a polished, publishable work.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
5 - 10 semesters
Online
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences

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 c ... [+]

Prepare for a career as a writer

In a rapidly changing world, business, industry, and academia increasingly demand the skills of written communication. Writing the Great American Novel isn’t the only way to earn a living as a writer—and many professionals earn lucrative incomes as technical writers, content writers, editors, social media campaign leaders, and communication managers.

Through courses in technical writing, grant writing, document design, and publishing, as well as composition theory, students gain deep experience in the types of writing required in today’s professional, academic, technical and creative communities. In addition to coursework, many students participate in paid writing internships which provide real-world experience and contacts to build a bridge to their writing careers.... [-]

USA Florence
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Full-time
2 years
Online
University of Hull Online

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 recogn ... [+]

Harness the power of language and develop your distinctive voice as a writer.

Course details

Next start date: 23 September 2019 Application deadline: 16 September 2019 Duration: two years (part-time) Format: online, with optional face-to-face events Total fees for the two-year course: £9,400 Entry requirements A minimum 2.2 Bachelor Honours degree or international equivalent. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may still be considered but will need to present examples of relevant published work with their application. A creative writing sample (fiction or non-fiction) of up to 3,000 words. An IELTS 6.0 score (with minimum 5.5 in each skill) if your first language isn’t English (or other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull). Two references, of which one must be an academic reference, and the other can be a work reference. Why this MA? ... [-]
United Kingdom Hull
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Part-time
2 years
Online