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Creative Writing, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

At State University of New York at Oswego you will study with accomplished writers/professors as you move from introductory courses to advanced workshops. Each genre (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting) has beginning, intermediate and advanced courses. Even if you’ve never written in that genre, you’ll learn the basics, work through larger projects and progress to mastery. Critical thinking and communication skills are key components of all coursework.

Advanced Creative Writing courses include Memoir Writing, Horror Podcasts, Webisodes, Flash Fiction, Sitcom Writing and Blogs. Publish your work in The Oswegonian student weekly, Great Lake Review creative writing journal and Exist e-publication. Join The Creative Writing Club, Writer’s Open Forum, Storyteller’s Guild or New Voices Playwriting.

Career options:

  • Author
  • Playwright
  • Filmmaker and producer
  • Magazine and newspaper editor
  • Copy editor
  • Copywriter 
  • Librarian
  • Blogger
  • Podcast produce

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Living Writers Series 
  • Writing About Literature 
  • Literary Criticism 
  • Introductory Screenwriting 
  • Poetry Writing: Introductory
  • Fiction Writing: Introductory 
  • Playwriting: Introductory 
  • Creative Nonfiction Writing: Introductory 
  • Introduction to Newswriting/Reporting 
  • Screenwriting: Intermediate 
  • Poetry Writing: Intermediate 
  • Fiction Writing: Intermediate

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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.

General Requirements

Requirements:
  • Complete your online application
  • Submit transcripts: Mail all official college/university and secondary school transcripts (transfer applicants) or just your secondary school transcript (freshmen) to SUNY Oswego
  • Send in your English proficiency test scores: uccessful applicants will have a minimum English proficiency of 71 in TOEFL, 6.0 in IELTS, or 55 in PTE. 
  • Provide financial documentation: Send a copy of an original bank statement including a bank official's signature and stamp evidencing sufficient funds for the first year via email to the International Student and Scholar Services Office

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oswego

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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