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Creative Writing degrees abroad

Creative writing programs cover a wide range of writing practices for different mediums. From novels to TV scripts, studying creative writing will introduce you to the methods of writing you need for a given creative project. You will learn techniques such as using rhetoric to get a specific response from a reader.

On a creative writing program you may also be taught how to approach specific topics such as race and culture, while looking at successful examples of creative writing that surround the subject.

A creative writing degree would be suitable for international students who have a passion for writing and want to hone their abilities to produce their own works of fiction or improve their writing ability in English.

Creative Writing program structure

The modules included within a creative writing program will vary depending on the university you choose to study at, and the level of degree. Many creative writing modules are available to students who are doing a degree that's closely associated such as English literature, linguistics, media, and performing arts. In the US you may be able to major in creative writing as part of a liberal arts program.

Some creative writing modules may require a portfolio of work to be created as a main assessment. This may count towards a large number of your credits for the year, or replace a longer essay such as a dissertation. For a creative writing master’s or PhD, a significant portion of your work could be producing your portfolio.

Some universities may be able to offer creative writing students work experience, or talks from successful writers and authors. You’ll also be able to collaborate with your classmates on extra curricular projects.

Some of the likely branches of creative writing studied in modules across a degree may include:

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Creative Writing study abroad programs

What are the top creative writing undergraduate programs abroad?

  • Mount Saint Vincent UniversityWriting - BA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep, Jan, May
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Creative Writing
    Location
    Halifax, Canada
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    19,895CAD
  • Stephen F. Austin State UniversityCreative Writing - BFA

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Creative Writing
    Location
    Nacogdoches, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    23,200USD
  • Full Sail UniversityCreative Writing - BFA

    • 20 months
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Creative Writing
    Location
    Orlando, USA
    Next start date
    November 2024 +11 more
    Annual tuition fee
    48,666USD
  • University of WindsorEnglish and Creative Writing - BA (Hons)

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • May, Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Creative Writing, English
    Location
    Windsor, Canada
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    33,530CAD
  • St. Norbert CollegeEnglish: Writing - BS

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Creative Writing, English
    Location
    De Pere, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    44,620USD

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What are the top creative writing postgraduate programs abroad?

  • University of North AlabamaWriting - MA

    • 2 years
    • Blended learning
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Creative Writing
    Location
    Florence, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    12,600USD
  • St. Francis CollegeCreative Writing: Screenwriting and Playwriting - MFA

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep, Jan
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Screenwriting, Creative Writing, Playwriting
    Location
    New York City, USA
    Next start date
    September 2024 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    16,000USD
  • University of GreenwichCreative Writing (Greenwich Campus) - MA

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Creative Writing
    Location
    London, UK
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    16,300GBP
  • Bath Spa UniversityWriting for Young People - MA

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Creative Writing
    Location
    Bath, UK
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    17,645GBP
  • University of MassachusettsCreative Writing - MFA

    • 3 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Creative Writing
    Location
    Boston, USA
    Next start date
    September 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    29,062USD

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Future creative writing careers

Many creative writing students will want to go into a career where they can use their English skills to work on projects. Some roles where creative language skills would be useful include:

  • Journalist
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Social media specialist
  • Creative specialist
  • Advertising specialist
  • PR specialist
  • Script writer

There is also the opportunity to create your own projects such as writing a novel, or creating and pitching a TV / radio series.

Building a connection with other creative writing students or university contacts may prove useful to get feedback on your work or extra curricular writing projects. In the future these people may be able to introduce you to connections that need a writer.

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