Masters Degree in Composition Studies in North America

Find Masters Programs in Composition Studies in North America 2018

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Composition studies focuses on different forms of writing, stages of the writing process and varying forms of the written product (conclusion, thesis statement, quotations, etc.). Composition studies are usually part of core studies and may be required of freshman level students.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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MFA in Writing

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Online Campus Full time September 2018 USA Atlanta Savannah Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 5 more

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. [+]

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 ... [-]

M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Savannah Atlanta Hong Kong Sham Shui Po France Lacoste + 4 more

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‡ ... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Writing

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The two-and-a-half-year program begins each fall, with courses on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. On Tuesdays, workshops in each genre (fiction, poetry, and nonfiction) focus on student manuscripts in a peer set of supportive critique. On Thursdays, literature seminars focus on traditions, styles, craft elements and developments, and literary models. [+]

Program Details

The two-and-a-half-year program begins each fall, with courses on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. On Tuesdays, workshops in each genre (fiction, poetry, and nonfiction) focus on student manuscripts in a peer set of supportive critique. On Thursdays, literature seminars focus on traditions, styles, craft elements and developments, and literary models.

Program of Study

All courses are taken within the MFA program, with classes of three units each, for a total of 33 units during a two-and-a-half-year course of study.

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 the 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. Students work one-on-one with a faculty mentor who provides extensive feedback on their work in a series of scheduled meetings. The thesis may be a novel, a collection of stories, a poetry collection, a collection of creative nonfiction, or a purposeful combination of these genres.... [-]