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Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Both our B.A. and minor in Creative Writing at Metropolitan State University include workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, and creative non-fiction; in writing children's literature, writing very short creative works, writing humor, writing the graphic novel, writing for publication and profit, and advanced creative writing. As a creative writing student at Metropolitan State, you will gain experience in drafting, analyzing, and editing creative works of writing.

Our stellar faculty is award-winning, widely published literary artists whose joy in both teaching and writing is infectious. Metropolitan State's creative writing curriculum challenges students with the delights and hard work required to write imaginatively, including developing an individual writing process, setting writing goals, understanding the opportunities available in print and electronic media, and leading a life made richer by the literary arts.

Student outcomes

  • Develop your writing skills to express your thoughts and feelings in an imaginative way.
  • Learn the craft and art of creative writing from master writer-teachers.
  • Read, draft and revise fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and children's writing.
  • Nurture and hone your talent in the company of equally devoted students and teachers.
  • Learn how to write creatively for multiple audiences and in multiple genres.
  • Develop the ability to read critically; learn how to analyze and edit your own and others' work.

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:

  • Desktop Computer Designing for Communication
  • Information Access
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Creative Writers, Identity and Race in the Twin Cities
  • Topics in Writing
  • Writing Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
  • Writing Short Fiction
  • Writing Poetry
  • Writing Children's Literature
  • Writing Humor
  • 1000 Words or Less

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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

  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Photocopy of passport (picture page, page with expiration date)
  • Photocopy, if available, of visa page and I-94, clearly indicating the port of entry
  • International home address and phone numbers - if you only have a P.O. box, more information is needed (i.e., street name, house number or section of town or rural areas)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    478 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 478 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    478 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 478 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    234 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 234 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Paul

  • 1040 - 1760 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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