Degree Programs

Students enter an academic world in which creative writing is a celebrated and revered form of art. You will not only learn about your art form, but you will also learn the craft and the business of the artist-entrepreneur. You may choose the 1- or 4-year program.  

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An exciting year studying all forms of creative writing: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children’s Literature, Screenwriting, and Playwriting. Two semesters, consisting of ten weeks. Each semester includes six classes and two electives. Not only will you learn about creative writing, forms, and genres, but will also practice penning pieces in each genre. You will also learn how to create an Author Platform using WordPress, learn the art of blogging, and begin publishing.  

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After completion of the first year, you may choose to continue your studies by entering the 4-year program. This decision is not to be taken lightly. You will embark on an intensive study program in one of seven specializations: literary fiction, genre fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, or children’s literature. 

The goal? A completed manuscript, chapbook, feature-length screenplay, nonfiction book proposal, stage play, or children’s series. Other goals include: querying and retaining agent representation, publishing, creative writing curriculum development and classroom teaching experience.

The second year is an exciting time in which students begin specializing their studies. This year has a special, deeper focus on history and classics within the specialization. Further, students study story structure, writing short pieces, building vocabulary, and article writing, while engaging with primary texts within their genre.

The third year advances your education by studying contemporary and mainstream writing and analyzes larger works such as novels, memoirs, feature length screenplays, chapbooks, children’s series, and stage plays. This year, you will delve into the idea and process of adaptation. Further, you will learn how to write book, film, or theater reviews, build your CV, and write proposals.

The fourth, and final year, students develop, edit, and present a full-length manuscript. You will also have an internship, learn how to create courses and teach creative writing. You will also develop a marketing strategy for your project that includes publishing, social media, funding, presentation, networking, and artist communities.

Though classes are taught in English, students may write their final projects with an approved supervisor in their native language to capture the nuances and subtleties of the language.

To achieve the goal of both creating art and learning the business of art, you will have a unique combination of six classes per semester that focus on: Seminar, Toolbox, Genre Study, Practicum, Business, Language, and electives. Students get unlimited access to all online workshops and electives to help further their study in specific fields.

Seminar courses focus on learning the history and key writers within the genre.

Toolbox courses teach students the craft of writing in their genre.

Genre courses require reading of texts within the canon of the genre.

Practicum courses provide students a forum in which to have their own work evaluated.

Business courses instruct the entrepreneurial side of art: work, jobs, plans, training, publishing, resume/CV.

Language courses improve skills in acquisition, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar.

Electives are chosen from online, 4-week courses.

See an example of a full, four-year curriculum.

You can take a look at the full curiculum for all of our degree programs here: Curricula_All Degrees 2015-2016

The South Gate Society Degree Program requires prospective students hold a minimum of a high school diploma or upper secondary school exit exam. Due to the rigorous amount of reading and writing, students should have a high level of language skills and abilities.

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An exciting year studying all forms of creative writing: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children’s Literature, Screenwriting, and Playwriting. Two semesters, consisting of ten weeks. Each semester includes six classes and two electives. Not only will you learn about creative writing, forms, and genres, but will also practice penning pieces in each genre. You will also learn how to create an Author Platform using WordPress, learn the art of blogging, and begin publishing.  

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4-year program in Creative Writing. The South Gate Society School of Creative Writing offers a higher education curriculum and requires an unadulterated passion and commitment to studying the art, craft, and business of writing. Students prepare for lifelong careers in one of six specialties: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children’s Literature, Screenwriting, Playwriting. Learn more

   
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