Stanford Summer

Fiction Writing (Online), Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 55 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    5260
    Tuition (Full programme)
    5260
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
The Fiction Writing (Online) course from Stanford Summer is an online workshop course that explores the ways in which writers of fiction have used language to examine the world, to create compelling characters, and to move readers.

About

This Fiction Writing (Online) course from Stanford Summer is taught entirely online, but retains the feel of a traditional classroom. Optional synchronous elements such as discussion and virtual office hours provide the student direct interaction with both the instructor and his/her classmates. Feedback on written work – both offered to and given by the student – is essential to the course and creates class rapport.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 55 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    5 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • Entry Level
    Highschool
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

The course will begin by studying a selection of stories that demonstrate the many techniques writers use to create fictional worlds; we’ll use these stories as models for writing exercises and short assignments, leading to a full story draft. We will study figurative language, character and setting development, and dramatic structure, among other elements of story craft. Then, each student will submit a full draft and receive feedback from the instructor and his/her classmates.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 160

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B1): 140

    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To be eligible to apply, students must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent.
  • Have successfully completed at least one term of college or university courses following graduation from high school prior to applying (students who have already graduated from college or university are also eligible).
  • Be able to verify fluency in the English language

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • USD 5260 International
  • USD 5260 National
  • Tuition fee for graduate students - $5,130

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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