Does anybody know of a good and affordable online Masters of Creative Writing Course they can recommend? I'm ready to do my masters but don't want to do it in education, would rather do it in something I love.
So many universities and colleges offer online MFA's now. I mean, many. You might just want to check out a college you like and see if they offer a degree like that.
I do know somebody who wound up publishing a book who got her MFA from Vermont College--they offer a low residency MFA:
Come to me and I'll learn ya a thing or two and then I'll print out a master's degree in anything ya want. I am an official Master Brisketeer ya know, and I can make the the 2nd one since I stand alone and created the dam thing.
try universalclasses.com i have completed some creative writing courses there as well as others they might have somethings there or if not you can contact them and they might be able to help
Captain Obvious has mastered the art of useless comments.
Hey man, that's my job.
Stanford University has some: http://csp.stanford.edu/onlinewriting/
UBC, where I did my undergrad BFA, has a distance-ed creative writing program. I'm currently doing my MFA in Creative Writing. The ones I'm familiar with are UBC, Godard and Benington. They're all fairly reputable.
This is from Seth Abramson's MFA blog
Los Angeles, CA
MFA, 2-3 years in Poetry, Fiction and Non Fiction (A dual concentration is available)
Antioch College, McGregor
Yellow Springs, Ohio
MFA in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, or screenwriting
http://www.bennington.edu/graduate/low_ … y/menu.htm
MFA, 2 years in poetry, fiction or non-fiction
Vancouver, BC, Canada
MFA, 2 or more years, fiction, poetry, or non-fiction
Pittsburgh, PA and Carlow, Ireland
MFA, two and a half years (36 degree hours) in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction
University of Denver
http://www.universitycollege.du.edu/pro … ePlanID=42
A Certificate of Advanced Study in fiction, poetry or non-fiction
MFA, two or more years, in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction
MFA, two or more years (48 degree hours) in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, playwriting, screenwriting, or cross genre.
MFA, two or more years (36 degree hours) in creative nonfiction
M.A. in Creative Writing. Distance Learning.
Note: This is not your average graduate program. You’ll have to visit the site to see what I mean. Definitely interesting.
MFA, two-years in poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and children's literature.
Murray State University
MFA, two years or more years (48 degree hours) in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
MFA, three years (49 degree hours) in creative writing (no concentration).
University of Nebraska
MFA, two or more years (60 degree hours) in fiction, poetry, or nonfiction
New England College
MFA, three years (64 degree hours) in poetry.
New Orleans University
New Orleans, LA
MFA, two to four years (45 degree hours) in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting.
Other: Has an interesting study-abroad program in Spain, France, and Italy.
Pacific University (aka Mountain Writers Series)
Forest Grove, OR
MFA, two to three years in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Pacific Lutheran University, (aka The Rainier Writing Workshop)
MFA, three years in fiction, poetry, and non fiction.
Queens University of Charlotte
http://www.queens.edu/graduate/programs … riting.asp
MFA, two years in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Seattle Pacific University
http://www.spu.edu/prospects/grad/acade … /index.asp
MFA, three or more years (64 degree hours) in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Other: The program seeks writers who with to “place their work within the larger context of the Judeo-Christian tradition of faith.”
Seton Hill – popular fiction
http://www.setonhill.edu/academics/wpf_ … m?ACID=102
M.A. in Writing Popular Fiction, two years (36 degree hours) with concentrations in mystery, romance, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and children and adolescent fiction.
University of Southern Maine, (aka Stonecoast)
MFA, two years (60 degree hours) in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and popular fiction.
MFA, two or more years (64 degree hours) in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, writing for children, playwriting/screenwriting
http://www.tui.edu/prospective/ma/defau … nk=K.2.2.3
MFA in Writing, two years, 64 degree hours, in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
MFA in Children’s Fiction, two years, 64 degree hours
Warnborough University, UK
Warnborough University is incorporated in the Republic of Ireland as an independent global university for onsite and distance learning.
M.A. in Creative Writing, two years (40 degree hours), in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or playwriting.
MFA, two or more years (80 degree hours), in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or playwriting.
Ph.D. in Creative Writing in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or playwriting.
Note 1: Students may study in more than one genre.
Note 2: The program is distance-learning, rather than low-residency.
Warren Wilson College
MFA, two years, in fiction and poetry
Western Connecticut State University.
MFA in Professional Writing. Two years.
Note: The program offers study in multiple genres.
Whidbey Writers Workshop
Whidbey Island, WA
MFA. Children's literature, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.
Note: “Students may work at their own pace, taking from two to six years to complete the program.”
MFA, two years (30 degree hour) in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, and creative nonfiction.
I couldn't find the words to describe how happy I was to pass my Creative Writing Course.
There's a website called www.gradinsider.com where you can do an advanced search for graduate creative writing programs by genre, low or full residency, country, etc. There's a bunch of student reviews for a bunch of the writing programs, a lot of which I think are pretty useful for prospective students.
I have an MFA in Creative Writing. The two years it took me to earn it at what used to be Vermont College were full of hard work, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I now teach online full time as a result of earning this degree.
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