Masters Program in Creative Writing in USA

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Many creative writing programs supplement classroom instruction with interactive hands-on events, so students can see writing in action. Students are encouraged to attend theater performances, poetry readings, film screenings and prose performances throughout the surrounding community.

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Master in Creative Writing

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

Located in the center of San Francisco, USF’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene. [+]

Master in Creative WritingLocated in the center of San Francisco, USF’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene. Founded in 1986, the MFA program is designed to instruct writers in creative techniques, to nurture their individual development and vision, and to help them thrive in the larger community of writers.The two-and-a-half year MFA program offers workshops and literature seminars in the genres of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The distinctive design of the program emphasizes the connection between reading and the students’ own writing and fosters collegial relationships among faculty and students in small classes. All courses are taught by accomplished practicing writers, so that both literature seminars and workshops pay detailed attention to craft. Because cross-fertilization enriches creativity, students are free to take courses outside their primary genre and sample a range of cross-genre literature seminars. Because depth of understanding is crucial to successful writing, students also take seminars and workshops that focus exclusively on one genre—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.  Students’ work culminates in a creative thesis, a book-length manuscript that is conceived, composed, and revised with extensive faculty mentoring.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing

Mount Saint Mary's University
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles

The two year, 36-unit MFA in Creative Writing Program at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, is an artist-training program for students who want to write professionally in the genres of novel, short story, playwriting, poetry, screenplay and non-fiction. [+]

The two year, 36-unit MFA in Creative Writing Program at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles, is an artist-training program for students who want to write professionally in the genres of novel, short story, playwriting, poetry, screenplay and non-fiction. We are ideal for working adults. Our format of meeting every other weekend, six times per semester, lets you fit into your life a graduate degree while keeping your other commitments. What gives our program its special character? We develop writers in multiple genres, believing that you can excel in more than one. We are interested in the whole writer, an expert who isn't narrow. Our integration of the humanities into our course of study reflects commitment to intellectual rigor and liberal arts as the cornerstone of human understanding. We pay close attention to your needs as a developing artist. The courses are demanding, disciplined, and the level is high. In short, we give you your money's worth. The teachers in our program put a premium on helping our students into their professional careers, through continued mentoring. This means not only teaching the techniques that make you the best writer you can be, but also preparing you for the publication market. Our writers and director, combined, have a long track record of helping students to national and international literary prizes and book-length publications. Whatever your career path, our job is to help you write stories, novels, plays, poems, or screenplays, at the highest level, and get them into print or staged... [-]

MFA in Writing

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Atlanta Savannah

At SCAD, you'll learn how to communicate effectively as you explore every avenue of the writing profession through a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum. Our classes are designed to prepare you for success as a thriving writer in any genre and any professional sphere. Students often finish their degrees with publication credits to their names. [+]

Best Masters in Creative Writing in USA 2017. The multifaceted art of writing At SCAD, you'll learn how to communicate effectively as you explore every avenue of the writing profession through a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum. Our classes are designed to prepare you for success as a thriving writer in any genre and any professional sphere. Students often finish their degrees with publication credits to their names. With an extraordinarily high employment rate in the industry, the SCAD writing program sends students into the dynamic world of publishing fully prepared to flourish. M.F.A. in writing Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah - eLearning ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism ENGL 733 History of Rhetoric WRIT 703 Writing for Digital Communication WRIT 713 Nonfiction I: Analysis of Creative Nonfiction WRIT 723 Nonfiction II: Mastery of Style, Voice and Subject WRIT 725 Persuasive Writing WRIT 743 Professional Writing for Business Applications WRIT 753 Freelance Writing for Publication WRIT 763 The Publishing Process WRIT 773 Public/Media Relations Writing and Strategy WRIT 779F Graduate Field Internship* WRIT 779T Graduate Teaching Internship* WRIT 779F Graduate Field Internship† WRIT 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† WRIT 790 Writing M.F.A. Thesis — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours Careers in writing Become a copywriter. Become a novelist. Become an editor. There are more professional opportunities for writers today than ever before, as new media and outlets for the... [-]

M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Savannah Atlanta

At SCAD, students of dramatic writing master the nuance of language as they draft unforgettable stories for theater, film, television, feature animation and more. Our position as the premier university of art and design means you'll benefit from the trademark SCAD synergy between talented peers in every creative arena. [+]

See your words in motion At SCAD, students of dramatic writing master the nuance of language as they draft unforgettable stories for theater, film, television, feature animation and more. Our position as the premier university of art and design means you'll benefit from the trademark SCAD synergy between talented peers in every creative arena. See your work come to life through collaboration with directors, actors, designers and technicians, while you learn from industry giants who visit SCAD every year and offer personal feedback on your work. M.F.A. in dramatic writing Available at: - Savannah ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism DWRI 708 Forms in Playwriting* DWRI 728 Script Analysis* DWRI 738 Playwriting: Elements and Execution DWRI 740 Playwrights, Actors and Directors Lab DWRI 775 Dramaturgy DWRI 779F Graduate Field Internship† DWRI 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† DWRI 790 Dramatic Writing M.F.A. Thesis FILM 704 Producing for Film and Television FILM 706 Crafting the Short Film Screenplay FILM 707 Screenwriting FILM 708 Designing Shots FILM 762 Writing for Television FILM 763 Scripting Episodic Comedy‡ FILM 769 The Television Pilot‡ — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 90 hours Careers in dramatic writing Become a screenwriter. Become a playwright. Become a script editor. As you learn to write for the stage, for film and for television, you will collaborate with students in our Performing Arts, Film and Television, Animation and Sequential Art programs to... [-]