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Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, NY,
Undergraduate creative writers hone their craft in workshop courses and contribute to the campus literary magazine, Graffiti, and the campus newspaper, Touchstone. Graduate writers can work at their own pace to build upon their already strong ability to write and think critically.OverviewRequirementsFaculty

About

Students read broadly and deeply, in both published and peer work, and write extensively across genre and form. Classes examine character development, diction, genre, narrative, point of view, structure, voice. Emphases are on generating new work, critical reasoning and analysis, oral communication and revision. The program provides a foundation of critical study, written and oral communication, and self-expression. Classes are small, supportive and taught by working writers.

Classes are offered in: Fiction, Advanced Fiction, Journalism, Advanced Journalism, Narrative Studies, Poetry, Screenwriting, Advanced Screenwriting, Playwriting and Writing for the Media. Students' undergraduate studies culminate in the Senior Writing Project, under the mentorship of the CPW director.

Each fall and spring, the CPW program hosts a faculty-student reading and each spring the English Department awards the Eileen O'Gorman Undergraduate Prize in Fiction, the Robert O'Clair Undergraduate Prize in Poetry, the Sr. Margaret Williams Prize for Literary Criticism, the Dan Masterson Prize for Screenwriting, and the William K. Everson Prize for Writing on Film.

The College also offers an accelerated BA in English/MFA in Creative Writing program jointly with Manhattanville's MFA Creative Writing Program. Students apply for the accelerated program in their junior year.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writers Workshop 
  • Writing Poetry
  • The Writing Life  
  • The Art of Fiction

English Language Requirements

  • 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:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript
  • If submitting scores our codes are: SAT - 2397; ACT - 2800
  • Personal Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal interview is optional, but strongly encouraged (and required in some cases). 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    36460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18230 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Harrison

  • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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