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Creative Writing, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Seattle, WA, United States
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Goddard College is an undergraduate degree program comprised of a community of learners, students, and faculty who aspire to integrate the following into their lives: creative writing, an engaged study of literature, an understanding of language and the social context, and reflection on the role of the artist in the world. 
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The program is low-residency and grounded in the principles and practices of student-centered, progressive education.

The BFA community values experimentation and encourages students to write in ways that might be new for them. BFAW students, in concert with faculty, design a program whereby they write in two genres (poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, drama, hybrid forms), study works across eras and cultures, become acquainted with literary theory, write on the ethics of being a writer, and compile a senior study which contains a creative manuscript and critical writing that puts their work in context. BFAW students engage the art of literature and character-based writing rather than mass-market uses of language.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

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

Programme Structure

In addition, students pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing will demonstrate a particular competency in the arts and humanities as follows:

  • Development of Craft
  • Writing in Two Genres
  • Reading as a Writer 
  • Literary Criticism
  • Reading and Studying Literature Across Eras and Cultures

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Online Application (application Fee: $652)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • Essay And Supplemental Materials
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9261 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9261 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9261 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9261 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • $6,946 per year for part-time students

Living costs for Seattle

  • 1480 - 2580 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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