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Creative Writing, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Riverside, OH, United States
From copywriting to creating trade journals or novels, writers influence the world through words. In California Baptist University’s Creative Writing program, students develop their writing technique, hone their creative style and establish a voice that is uniquely and distinctly their own.
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They will be part of a close-knit writing community that offers feedback, support and constructive criticism as they refine their craft, eventually working on a final writing project of publishable quality that expresses universal themes and their personal worldview.

Why study Creative Writing at California Baptist University?

  • This is the first bachelor of fine arts degree offered at CBU, and one of only two BFA creative writing programs offered at a Christian college in the U.S. Writing workshops are kept small so that students can get frequent feedback on their writing from their professors and peers. 
  • The program culminates with a creative capstone project, which is usually a collection of poems or short stories or a novel/novella.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • British Literature pre-1750
  • Survey of British Literature 
  • American Literature pre-1865
  • American Literature post-1865
  • World Literature pre-1650
  • Writing Fiction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • Application.
  • Application Fee: Pay a non-refundable US $45 application-processing fee as part of the online application. 
  • Official Transcripts: Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. 
  • Essay: Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to the following question: "What interests you the most about CBU and how can our programs, faculty, and location help you achieve your future goal?"
  • English Requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34918 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34918 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34918 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34918 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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