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Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

During the Creative Writing program of The New School students work with faculty mentors who are themselves acclaimed writers and literary professionals. Through writing workshops, literature courses, the Writer's Life Colloquium, and a capstone project you prepare for a career in fields such as editing, publishing, journalism, and new media, or graduate work in writing, literature, journalism, media, or cultural studies.

Career Paths

The BA in Creative Writing is a pathway to such employment opportunities as editorial assistant, proofreader, freelance writer, web developer, and web producer. Graduates are prepared to work in the writing and publishing industries, as well as advertising. Ultimately, graduates of this program develop careers as working writers, publishing professionals or publishers, editors, or publicists. This program also prepares students to apply to graduate programs in journalism or creative writing, including The New School's MFA in Creative Writing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Emily Dickinson
  • Reading Toni Morrison
  • Science Fiction
  • Reading James Baldwin
  • Poetry: The Language of Music
  • The Novel Workshop

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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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General Requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Essays
  • Résumé
  • Interview
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Portfolio for Riggio Honors Program
  • The New School does not require submission of SAT or ACT scores
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE & Duolingo test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1335 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1335 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1335 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1335 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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