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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.

    • Butler University

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      4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208
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      "A step or two outside of the heart of Indianapolis, This liberal arts school not far from the heart of Indianapolis offers suburban living with a chance to explore big city culture and obtain big city internships. The "exploratory major ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Christian Brothers University

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      650 East Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104
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      "All students receive a solid liberal arts education at Christian Brothers University, an affordable Catholic school "in the heart of" Memphis that is "small, yet diverse and rich in resources." Personal attention is available to the 1400 or so students ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Bennington College

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      One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201
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      "Bennington College is a small, progressive, very arts-oriented and "creative" liberal arts college that offers students the opportunity to put together their own programs. Classes are more akin to intimate seminars and instead of grades and tests, Benningtonians receive written ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Purdue University-Main Campus

      Purdue University-Main Campus Save

      Hovde Hall of Administration, West Lafayette, IN 47907
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      Purdue University in Indiana is one of the great buys of higher education, especially for Hoosiers, who make up the vast majority of the career-minded, math-oriented student population here. Great programs in business and engineering (one in five pursues an ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Marlboro College

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      2582 South Rd, Marlboro, VT 05344
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      "Intense" Marlboro College - an unusual and intimate school "in the woods" - is "a dream" for academic and social self-starters, but "you have to be serious about studying" to succeed here. Under "The Plan (of concentration)," juniors and seniors ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Agnes Scott College

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      141 E. College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
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      Set on a lovely campus a short stroll from the center of Decatur, Georgia—a contiguous suburb east of Atlanta that is on the light rail MARTA line—Agnes Scott offers a personal education for women at an attractive price. With a ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Salem College

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      601 S Church St, Winston Salem, NC 27101
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      Small, religious-affiliated Salem College - the oldest women's college in America and the thirteenth oldest college overall - provides an exceptional and extremely affordable education versed in both the liberal arts and professional development. You'll find cool traditions galore on ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Truman State University

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      100 E Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501
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      "A strong liberal arts focus, small classes, and a demanding honors program are just a few of the reasons why ultra-affordable Truman State offers what is probably the best public education in the Show-Me state. Truman's beautiful, peaceful campus is ... learn more

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

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      1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918
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      At Providence College, where "you couldn't be 'just a number' if you tried," all students must complete a two-year interdisciplinary Western Civilization survey and an array of distribution requirements. Business, marketing, accounting, and education are some of Providence College students' ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Eckerd College

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      4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
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      "Life's a beach" at Eckerd College, a small liberal arts college in St. Petersburg, FL with a "waterfront program" that allows students to "go sailing, canoeing, or swimming whenever" they want "for free." Highlights of the excellent academic program include ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Beloit College

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      700 College St, Beloit, WI 53511
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      "Pink hair and pierced faces" are not uncommon at funky and free-thinking Beloit College, where the college motto is "Invent Yourself" and "jocks and freaks" more or less peacefully coexist in a "very demanding" and intimate academic atmosphere. Student Symposium ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Millsaps College

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      1701 N State St, Jackson, MS 39210
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      "Millsaps College boasts some of the finest pre-professional and liberal arts programs in the South - and the nation - in the pre-medical sciences, political science, and music, as well as an interdisciplinary Heritage Program (a year-long Western Civilization survey). ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

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