With a masters in creative writing, students work to fine tune their craft by exploring story telling tools of narrative craft, character development, and literary tropes.
Many creative writers aspire to be novelists or poets; some may be interested in pursuing a career in screenwriting or playwriting. Regardless of their chosen medium creative arts graduate students learn to utilize different writing tools to develop their own unique style and voice.
Creative Writing graduate students should ideally possess the following qualities:
- Enjoy reading
- Enjoy writing
- Determined Perceptive
Masters in Creative Writing Curriculum
Most creative writing programs utilize workshops and focused classroom discussion in combination with special writing projects. Students are encouraged to experiment with different writing styles to continuously improve their mastery of their craft. Programs may utilize mentorships or internships depending on the students desired career path.
Creative writing curriculums vary tremendously depending on the student’s career objectives and the institution, coursework might include:
- Fiction workshop
- Poetry workshop
- Special topics writing courses
- Literature courses