Study Creative Writing in United States

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Creative Writing in United States

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Studying Creative Writing

Creative writing studies theories and methods on expressing thoughts, feelings and emotions by using the written medium, as opposed to simply presenting written facts. Students learn to use elements of fiction, character creation and plot development and, upon graduation, gain the opportunity to work as play writers, screenwriters, journalists and fiction writers.

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The U.S. is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. It has an internationally renowned education system, and offers a huge variety of English-language courses and speciality degrees.

27 Creative Writing Short Courses in United States

Short Course Researching and Writing About Popular Culture

What does popular culture say about the larger culture? In this class, we use questions about pop culture — such as video games, pop music, sports, TV, and other popular products — as a basis for writing and researching. This Researching and Writing About Popular Culture course is offered by Stanford Summer.

Writing and Rhetoric
Short Course Fiction Writing

This Fiction Writing course at Stanford Summer approaches fiction writing through the short story: reading, writing, and putting into words what intrigues, delights, and moves us in a story. We’ll spend a good deal of our tme this quarter discussing how writers manage to create those seemingly magical, intangible qualities.

English
Short Course Working Smarter

Once you get into the school of your dreams, how will you be sure you can succeed there? This Working Smarter course is offered by Stanford Summer.

Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Course Business Writing

This Business Writing Course  is a part of the Effective Communication -  Writing, Design, and Presentation Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado at Boulder.   Writing well is one of the most important skills you can learn for success in the business world.

Short Course Fiction Writing (Online)

The Fiction Writing (Online) course from Stanford Summer will explore the myriad ways in which writers of fiction have used language to examine the world, to make compelling statements, and to move readers.

English
Short Course Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write About Anything

Delivered by Professor Dorsey Armstrong of Purdue University—whose work with students involves the art and craft of analytical and persuasive writing—this course immerses you in the elements of successful writing. With its engaging literary and everyday examples, inspirational prompts, and unforgettable insights, Analysis and Critique makes the perfect reference guide for both professional and casual writers.

Short Course Writing Creative Nonfiction

We all have a story we want to share with others. Maybe it's a funny or dramatic moment in your everyday life. Perhaps it's an unforgettable trip overseas or a heartwarming family reunion. Or possibly even the life of a close relative or public figure that has inspired you in some unique way. 

Certificate Business and Entrepreneurship

Our certificate programs are designed for every level of business, from basic skills-building to starting your own company. You will study with industry leaders in entrepreneurship, workplace writing and math, creativity, human resources management, and more. 

Certificate Grant Writing

San Diego alone is home to thousands of nonprofit organizations ranging from large educational institutions and hospitals to small, start-up agencies. These organizations must compete for funding in an increasingly challenging funding environment. Grant writing is a key component of securing funding for many of San Diego's most dynamic organizations. To complete the Professional Certificate in Grant Writing, complete two courses: Introduction to Grants and Funding Research and Grant Proposal Development.

College of Extended Studies
Short Course Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

From evoking a scene to charting a plot to selecting a point of view, Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques offers a master class in storytelling. Taught by acclaimed novelist James Hynes, a former visiting professor at the famed Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Michigan, these 24 insightful lectures show you the ins and outs of the fiction writer’s craft.

Certificate Screenwriting

Students are guided through the entire process of writing a script for a full-length motion picture. This program is open to anyone who aspires to complete a professional-quality screenplay, including people with and without college degrees and current undergraduate students.The Screenwriting program is offered by The New School.

Short Course The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

The gift of storytelling may be one of life's most powerful—and envied—skills. A story well told can make us laugh, weep, swell with pride, or rise with indignation. A story poorly told can be not just boring or uncomfortable, but positively painful to experience. Humans seem to be fundamentally hard-wired for stories—they’re how we record both the monumental events of life and the small, everyday moments.

Short Course Storytelling and Impact Measurement

The concept of storytelling—either through branding and marketing, impact evaluation and reporting, or personal narratives—is a key element in social innovation. Storytelling implies effective communication, persuasion, and the ability to create a narrative that reinforces an organization’s mission.