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Creative Writing

Wilkes University

12 months
Duration
714 USD/credit
714 USD/credit
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About

Follow your passion, write your story, and work to get published with the Creative Writing program of Wilkes University.

Overview

At Wilkes, we focus on the craft and business of writing. We do this in a mentoring atmosphere that embraces one-on-one guidance while immersing you in a community of working writers.

Choose from two convenient formats:

  • Low-residency: online with eight-day campus residencies in January and June. Learn more about our residencies.
  • Weekender: online with four weekend sessions per semester.

Face-to-face components give you the opportunity to share ideas and interact with your colleagues, faculty and guest lecturers. Your semester coursework is conveniently conducted online so you can connect with your faculty and classmates from anywhere. Our cohort format creates a strong bond among peers – relationships that last a lifetime. Some of our graduates still participate in writing retreats with their cohort, well beyond graduation.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Creative Writing program of Wilkes University is to educate our students in the craft, life, and business practices of seven areas of study — fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, creative nonfiction, publishing and making documentary films — through a commitment to excellent mentorships, publishing opportunities, and industry-specific internships. Our vision is to offer a nationally recognized and widely reputed graduate creative writing program where students and faculty find the writing support, community, and market opportunities to become lifelong, productive, professional writers in all fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

    • Writing in Education/Publishing

    • Writing Fiction

    • Writing Poetry

    • Writing Screenplays

    • Writing Plays

    • Writing Creative Non-Fiction

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Spring: Dec. 1 if applying for graduate assistantship
  • Summer: May 1 if applying for graduate assistantship

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
50
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application 
  • $35 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript of all college work, undergraduate and graduate
  • Creative writing sample. Submit 15 to 25 pages of published and/or unpublished work in any form or genre; work should give a sense of the applicant's creative abilities.
  • Essay. In five to 10 pages
  • A current resume that cites creative work, study and accomplishment
  • To be considered for a graduate assistantship, please also submit two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    714 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 714 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    714 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 714 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Wilkes Barre

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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