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Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The creative writing major requires a total of 44 credit hours, including five creative writing workshops (20 credits), two cognate courses (8 credits), and either four English electives or three English electives and an additional creative writing workshop (16 credits). Students choose one track from the four offered: fiction, poetry, screenwriting or literary nonfiction. One of the creative writing workshops must be a 4000-level course (either CW 4200, CW 4300, CW 4400 or CW 4500); this class will provide a capstone experience and require a creative thesis (i.e., a collection of poetry or short fiction, a screenplay, or a work of literary nonfiction). Students are encouraged to take at least three of their five required workshop classes before taking the capstone.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drama
  • Modern Drama
  • Adaptation: Fiction, Drama, Film
  • Shakespeare
  • History of Film: The Silent Era
  • History of Film: The Sound Era to 1958
  • History of Film: The New Wave and Beyond
  • History of Film: Into the 21st Century
  • National Cinemas and Film Cultures
  • Topics in Film History, Industry, and Technology
  • Topics in Film Genres
  • Topics in Film Authors, Authorship, and Aesthetics
  • Understanding Media Industries
  • Topics in Film

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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.

General Requirements

The creative writing major requires a total of 44 credit hours, including five creative writing workshops (20 credits), two cognate courses (8 credits), and four English electives (16 credits).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    853 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 853 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    853 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 853 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    498 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 498 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rochester Hills

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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