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    Dream of publishing the great American novel? You have to study them first. Creative writing majors study the works of Shakespeare, Hemingway, and Sylvia Plath, and of course, write. A lot. You’ll also learn how to analyze the work of other writers in your classes, and submit your own original work to peers for review in writer’s workshops.

    Courses include American poetry, contemporary poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, memoir and personal essays, and contemporary short stories. While many creative writing majors don’t immediately make a living (if at all) from their personal prose, their skills transfer to real-world jobs in editing, publishing, journalism and advertising. A good many become teachers, too! Also good to know if you’re serious about being a writer: About two-thirds of writers are self-employed.

    Some graduates with creative writing degrees opt to pursue a master’s of fine arts (actor James Franco is one) to further hone their craft.

    • Santa Fe Community College

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      6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87508
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      Santa Fe Community College is an Associate's college with 6265 students located in Santa Fe, NM. learn more

      Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions
    • Berkeley City College

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      2050 Center Sreet, Berkeley, CA 94704
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      Berkeley City College is an Associate's college with 6471 students located in Berkeley, CA. learn more

      Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions
    • Sinclair Community College

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      444 W. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402
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      Sinclair Community College is an Associate's college with 19176 students located in Dayton, OH. learn more

      Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions
    • Foothill College

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      12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
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      Foothill College is an Associate's college with 14814 students located in Los Altos Hills, CA. learn more

      Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions
    • St Andrews University

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      1700 Dogwood Mile, Laurinburg, NC 28352
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      Small Saint Andrews Presbyterian College, located two hours east of Charlotte, in Laurinburg , NC, also boasts an equestrian team with six national titles, a famous bagpipe band, a weekly writer's forum, and the nation's first therapeutic horsemanship major . learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Goddard College

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      123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, VT 05667
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      "If you loathe the idea of "traditional school," check out Goddard College, an "artsy, eccentric" school located in rural Vermont where "academic freedom" reigns supreme. Goddard's "creative, intelligent, and artistic" students "design" an individual curriculum - "a self-directed, experimental education" ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Columbia College-Chicago

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      600 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605
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      Private Columbia College is Mecca for serious students of arts and media is located in high-rise buildings in downtown Chicago. Columbia boasts earth's only Center for Black Music Research, an extensive research center for the scholarly inquiry of black music ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Open Admissions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • National University

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      11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
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      Located near San Diego in La Jolla, CA, National University is geared towards adults with five or more years of work experience, as well as accelerated and part-time learners. National offers programs in the liberal arts, as well as professional ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Open Admissions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture

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      83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508
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      Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture is college with 392 students located in Santa Fe, NM. learn more

      Tribal Institution, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Open Admissions, Land Grant
    • Metropolitan State University

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      700 E Seventh St, Saint Paul, MN 55106
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      Metropolitan State University is college with 7647 students located in Saint Paul, MN. learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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