Creative writing is about artistically sharing emotions, thoughts, and opinions on a subject; not just relaying information. Courses include American literature, editing and proofing, fundamentals of writing, world literature, Shakespeare, screenwriting fundamentals, fiction fundamentals, writing nonfiction, and poetry writing. Creative writing covers both nonfiction and fiction, but the predominant types of creative writing are poetry and fiction, which includes novels, short stories, novellas, and flash fiction. Playwriting, screenwriting, journaling, and memoirs are other typical forms.
Students will learn how to use written language to communicate more clearly in their professional and personal lives and move beyond proficient mechanics to writing craftily in an attempt to evoke emotions and express points of view. Careers for creative writers?outside of being a creative writer?include blogger, journalist, composition teacher, copywriter, scriptwriter, and novelist. Creative writers must understand the importance of deadlines and have well-researched writing samples in order to move up the career ladder. The median annual wage of writers and authors was more than $50,000 in May 2010. Religious, professional, and civic industries employed the most writers followed by newspapers and book industries. Creative writers may also be freelance writers. Freelance writers are self-employed individuals who make a living selling their content to publishers. They may simultaneously work on multiple assignments for numerous companies depending on individual financial goals.
University of California-Riverside offers 2 Creative Writing degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 101 Creative Writing students graduated with students earning 54 Bachelor's degrees, and 47 Master's degrees.
Antioch University-Los Angeles offers 2 Creative Writing degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 38 Creative Writing students graduated with students earning 33 Master's degrees, and 5 Certificates.
Chapman University offers 2 Creative Writing degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 43 Creative Writing students graduated with students earning 27 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.
California College of the Arts offers 2 Creative Writing degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 11 Creative Writing students graduated with students earning 7 Master's degrees, and 4 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA||22 : 1||48,321|
|University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA||26 : 1||25,547|
|Antioch University-Los Angeles Culver City, CA||27 : 1||792|
|National University La Jolla, CA||67 : 1||16,670|
|Chapman University Orange, CA||18 : 1||9,850|
|California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA||17 : 1||1,860|
|Grossmont College El Cajon, CA||63 : 1||16,958|
|Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles, CA||22 : 1||2,855|
|Mills College Oakland, CA||14 : 1||1,122|
|San Diego State University San Diego, CA||37 : 1||35,544|
|Berkeley City College Berkeley, CA||79 : 1||5,644|
|University of Redlands Redlands, CA||23 : 1||4,931|
|San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA||33 : 1||29,032|
|Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA||18 : 1||1,878|
|Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, CA||17 : 1||3,692|
|University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA||23 : 1||10,636|
|California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA||10 : 1||1,520|
|Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA||22 : 1||1,183|
|California Baptist University Riverside, CA||31 : 1||11,045|
|California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA||41 : 1||20,638|