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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.

    • College of Southern Nevada

      College of Southern Nevada Save

      6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
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      College of Southern Nevada is an Associate's college with 34177 students located in Las Vegas, NV. learn more

      Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions
    • Concordia University-Saint Paul

      Concordia University-Saint Paul Save

      1282 Concordia Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104
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      Concordia University in St. Paul (Minnesota's other Twin City) is one of ten institutions in the Concordia University System of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. It boasts small classes, a very pretty chapel, and a strong commitment to the teachings of ... learn more

      Alternative, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated
    • Weber State University

      Weber State University Save

      3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84408
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      Bet you didn't know that Weber State, located in Ogden, Utah, offers more undergraduate programs than any other school in Utah. About 17,000 undergraduate students, including throngs of non-traditional and commuting students, take advantage of WSU's 204 degree options. The ... learn more

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

      The University of the Arts Save

      320 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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      "Dodge, parry, thrust, spin." Stage Combat is among the many art, dance, and theatre concentration available at University of the Arts in the City of Brotherly Love. It's not all Shakespeare, DaVinci, and Mozart, however. Students can also use state ... learn more

      Fine and Performing Arts
    • Bob Jones University

      Bob Jones University Save

      1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard, Greenville, SC 29614
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      Bob Jones University is college with 2913 students located in Greenville, SC. learn more

      Seminary / Bible College
    • Kansas City Art Institute

      Kansas City Art Institute Save

      4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111

      The Kansas City Art Institute offers about 600 students specialized programs in art, while also ensuring students exposure to the liberal arts. learn more

      Fine and Performing Arts, Open Admissions
    • California College of the Arts

      California College of the Arts Save

      1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
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      "Billing itself as a "practical" arts school, this "internationally known" institution with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland offers a four-year fine arts degree (specialties include graphic design, and industrial design) and a five-year architecture degree. Students come to CCAC ... learn more

      Fine and Performing Arts

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