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Creative Writing, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Omaha, NE, United States
The Creative Writing program mission from University Nebraska Omaha is an apprenticeship program guided by professional writers, wherein students work to find their voices in a variety of literary genres, principally poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting. 
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Overview

The University of Nebraska Omaha prepares the Creative Writing students to write professionally, read closely, share their ideas, think critically, and sharpen their capacity for empathy to open themselves to diverse cultural points of view.

Learning outcomes

Students whose work is above average and who are considering doing graduate work in creative writing may apply after one Advanced Studio to pursue the BFA with Senior Thesis. 

The result is a book-length manuscript of original work in the student’s area of concentration (e.g. a collection of poems, a collection of short stories, a novel, a collection of essays or a screenplay), prepared during the last year of study while working one-on-one with a WRWS faculty member.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    46 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Form and Theory
  • Introduction to British Literature
  • American Literature
  • Shakespeare

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Admission to programs in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media follow regular admission procedures of the University outlined in the current undergraduate catalog. 
  • Students who wish to transfer into CFAM from another college within the University must obtain written permission from and meet with a CFAM Dean’s Office adviser. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 is required to transfer into the college.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21244 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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