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6 Bachelor Degrees in Composition Studies 2020

A bachelor's degree is given to students who fulfill the necessary requirements given by the college or university they are attending. The requirements include three to seven years of focus on a subject, typically referred to as a major or concentration.

Composition studies focus on writing at the college level. It also includes research and instruction. Most courses include intensive instruction on nonfictional, expository text. Curricula vary depending on the university. Emphasis is typically on the different stages of the writing process.

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6 Results in Composition Studies

Northwest Missouri State University

Writing majors at Northwest learn skills and techniques in composing content that inspires, communicates, solves problems and seeks the truth. Students in Northwest’s wri ... [+]

Why major in writing?

Writing majors at Northwest learn skills and techniques in composing content that inspires, communicates, solves problems and seeks the truth. Students in Northwest’s writing majors work across the spectrum of writing studies—from writing professional reports to writing poems. Northwest students are not canalized strictly into writing for news media like in a journalism program, to courses in fiction and poetry like in creative writing programs or to vocationally focused genres like technical writing programs. Rather, we’ve designed a major to help and challenge students to grow into flexible, effective, communicative writers.

When employers make hiring decisions, they seek smart people who write well. Northwest’s writing major is like cross-training for today’s job market. You will receive professional training without an expiration date—a liberal arts degree that prepares you for your first job after college and every job you decide to do after. We think studying writing is excellent preparation for life as an artist, scholar, citizen and professional—all the things that you should be when you finish a rigorous undergraduate education at a supportive university, and all the things you need to succeed in contemporary life.... [-]

USA Maryville
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English (US)
4 years
Campus
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South Gate Society Arts Center

The four-year popular fiction degree focuses on developing knowledge of genres, practical application, and publishing work, while building platforms, networks, and learni ... [+]

The four-year popular fiction degree focuses on developing knowledge of genres, practical application, and publishing work, while building platforms, networks, and learning the skills every artist-entrepreneur needs to build their business and brand.

You will learn not only the craft of writing but also learn to master tools and techniques to build a career as a writer.

Start your first year with a foundation in all forms of creative writing. The second year introduces you to the history and analysis of short stories. Moving into the third year, you will focus on the novel. And finally, in the fourth year, you will write and refine a novel and begin querying agents.

This degree is available on campus or online. Check out the curriculum below.... [-]

Denmark Aalborg
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
Online
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Aquinas College

The English major at Aquinas prepares you for your career and for life through the study of literature and language. In our English Literature major, you will meet some o ... [+]

Why Study English?

The English major at Aquinas prepares you for your career and for life through the study of literature and language. In our English Literature major, you will meet some of the greatest writers in the world and keep pace with current trends in such fields as women’s studies, minority literatures, world literature in English, and film studies. Our English Major with a Writing Emphasis will develop written skills, vital in any field your future may hold. Our writing and journalism minors offer you opportunities to express yourself and bring your writing skills to professional levels, no matter your major.

How We're Different Alumni include published writers Zarah Moeggenberg (poet), Scott Southard (fiction), and Kate Dernecoeur (nonfiction), and academics Jennifer Marquart (teaches English in the People’s Republic of China), James Bromley, Ph.D. (Miami University of Ohio) and Rickie-Ann Legleitner, Ph.D. (Director of the Writing Center at Black Hills University). Courses include Harry Potter, jazz, utopias and dystopias, motherhood, gothic literature, and novels by Jane Austen. Our full-time professors publish in Contemporary Literature, Graffiti Rag, Sulphur River Literary Review, Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Leading Edge, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Language Arts Journal of Michigan, The Explicator, The Journal of General Education, and other journals. Each year, the Contemporary Writers Series brings celebrated writers conduct workshops on campus, including Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney; author of The English Patient Michael Ondaatje; recipient of the National Book Award Jaimy Gordon; and popular performance poet Sarah Kay. English alumni... [-]
USA Grand Rapids
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English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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American College Dublin

Creative writing touches on all aspects of written communication, with particular emphasis on those that lie outside the purely academic and technical fields. Creative wr ... [+]

Overview

Creative writing touches on all aspects of written communication, with particular emphasis on those that lie outside the purely academic and technical fields. Creative writing draws on the author’s imaginative capacity, stylistic felicity, and originality of composition, insight and expression. It encompasses a wide range of approaches, including prose fiction, poetry, drama, screenwriting, and writing for the stage. Thus, an undergraduate degree in creative writing is one of the most useful programmes of study that a student can contemplate, offering not only the means to explore and develop one’s expressive abilities in a variety of written forms, but also providing the means to develop advanced skills and competencies in written communication and academic research. In a digital age that is heavily reliant on effective, interesting, original and attractive writing, a BFA in Creative Writing is an exciting, relevant and vocationally desirable course of study: it provides a range of opportunities for artistic and intellectual growth, enhanced expressive ability, a rich variety of career development possibilities in the arts and business, and many avenues for further development in graduate study.... [-]

Ireland County Dublin
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English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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OCAD University

OCAD University’s Creative Writing program is a hands-on, studio-based program about writing as artistic creation. Unlike other creative writing programs, you can blend w ... [+]

Creative Writing

OCAD University’s Creative Writing program is a hands-on, studio-based program about writing as artistic creation. Unlike other creative writing programs, you can blend writing with art and design studio classes at Canada’s biggest art and design university.

This program combines written, performance and visual expression. You’ll participate in:

An online and print journal Symposia, workshops Showcasing and public performances A book, zine, and publications fair Field trips to local readings, conferences, and festivals A digital and analog writing lab and access to the sound studio A reading series featuring established, emerging and student writers Mentorships, as both mentees and later as mentors University slam team A nurturing and supportive emerging literary community Mentorship by faculty ... [-]
Canada Toronto
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English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Full Sail University

It all begins with a great story. Whether a film or television show, a video game or even a commercial, the most successful pieces of media are those that tell engaging a ... [+]

Stories are curious creatures. On one hand, they are shaped by the world. In telling them, we are able to explore the furthest reaches of experience – whether it’s our own, or someone else’s. And in this way, stories also carry the power to shape the world.

Full Sail’s bachelor of fine arts degree in Creative Writing allows you to wield that power in a way that is at once meaningful and savvy. You’ll learn how to tell a tale across different media platforms, incorporating visual elements and exploring a variety of genres. You’ll examine different modes of publication and distribution, and hone your craft through ongoing portfolio courses and peer-to-peer workshops.... [-]

USA Winter Park
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
20 - 29 months
Campus
Online
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