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Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert

University of California, Riverside

24 months
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952 USD/credit 26656 USD/year
952 USD/credit 26656 USD/year
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The center of your learning experience in the Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert program from University of California, Riverside is a sequence of seminars, workshops and cross-genre workshops. 

Overview

In the Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts - Palm Desert program from University of California, Riverside you will engage in weekly online-instruction with professors throughout the academic year and attend a total of five 10-day residencies while staying just minutes from Palm Springs at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA.

The program is one of just 50 low residency creative writing programs in the country and the only one of its kind in the UC system. It is divided into seven quarters of online study and five 10-day residencies over a period of two years.

Students are required each year to:

  • Take 8 units per quarter which are scheduled into prescribed courses for a total of 56 units of study.
  • Cross-genre and literature coursework are included in the structure of classes in the basic core curriculum.
  • Attend two 10-day residencies which provide the forum for interactive instruction between faculty and students; and a final thesis residency where students deliver their graduate lecture, meet with agents & editors and receive final remarks on their work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Six low residency workshop courses.
  • Six low residency seminars.
  • Six low residency cross-genre workshops.
  • Seven units of thesis & one unit of Professional Development.
  • Five Residencies.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

56 alternative credits

56 units

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application to the UCR Graduate Division. Under program, select Creative Writing Palm Desert Low Residency 
  • Disclaimer with appropriate fee (by credit card).
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Personal history.
  • Writing sample (25 page writing sample of fiction, playwriting, poetry, nonfiction, or screenwriting). Writing sample must only be for your selected major. Do not send work outside your intended course of major study. 
  • Three letters of recommendation (non-academic recommendations accepted).
  • Transcripts (original transcripts from all institutions).
  • Note: Letters of recommendation are submitted online by referrers after submission of your online application. Transcripts may arrive after the deadline date. Creative samples and entrance essays must be submitted by the cut-off dates. GRE is not required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 952 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 952 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Riverside

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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