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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.

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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:

  • Playwriting
  • Radio drama
  • Poetry
  • Novels
  • Short stories
  • The personal essay
  • New media

Creative Writing study abroad programs

Creative writing undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in creative writing

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    BA (Hons) Creative Writing - BA (Hons) Arts University Bournemouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,606 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,950 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    Creative Writing - BA RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,291 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,440 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Creative Writing - BA University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,641 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,641 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Creative Writing - BA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,858 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,224 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Creative Writing and English Literature - BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,772 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,675 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in creative writing

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    Creative Writing - AA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,271 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,415 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Creative Writing - AA College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Creative Writing - AA Langara College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,138 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Creative Writing - AA Selkirk College, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,451 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,020 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    Creative Writing - AFA St. Charles Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,184 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,184 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Diploma in creative writing

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    Comedy: Writing and Performance - UGDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,197 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,803 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Creative Writing: Liberal Arts - Dip Selkirk College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,451 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,020 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Writing and Publishing (Vernon Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,614 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,000 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Writing for Film and TV - Dip Toronto Film School, Canada
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    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,014 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,040 CAD

    Start date
    July, October, January, April
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Certificate in creative writing

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    Creative Writing: Playwriting and Screenwriting - Cert Berkeley City College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,740 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Digital Production, Writing and Design - Cert Camosun College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    11,534 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,890 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Creative writing graduate programs

Master's in creative writing

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    Creative Writing - MFA American University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,596 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,596 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Creative Writing - MCW Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,235 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,050 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Writing for Young People - MA Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,980 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,645 GBP

    Start date
    September, January, February
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    Creative Writing - MA Teesside University, UK
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    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,795 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,850 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Creative Writing - MA Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,472 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,670 NZD

    Start date
    July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, June
    Show program overview about Creative Writing

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.