Distance Learning Programmes in Humanities

Creative Writing

Suggested Online Programmes Creative Writing

Short Course Fiction Writing (Online)

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.

Master Literature and Creative Writing

Cultivate your skills in creative writing and literary analysis through close study of fiction, screenplays, theatrical works, and poetry. Through a range of literature courses, writing exercises, and collaborative peer review, you learn tools and techniques to strengthen your craft. The Master of Liberal Arts, Literature and Creative Writing degree from Harvard University consists of nine courses—three of which you take to gain admission—and a thesis. You study through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

Master Culture and Arts - Screenwriting

The aim of the Master of Culture and Arts - Screenwriting degree programme at Tampere University of Applied Sciences is to train scriptwriters who are able to develop film scripts that are innovative and creative but also commercially viable. The programme addresses issues of language, genre, economic viability, and artistic merit within the process of film script development and film script production.

English Masters


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Creative writing focuses on learning original writing techniques in order to effectively reveal the artistic expressions and inner feelings of the author and convey the intended message to the reader. Creative writing educates students on basic elements of fiction, as well as the importance of character, scene and plot. Creative writing is strongly connected with the disciplines of literature, philosophy and communications.

Creative writing can be separated in sub-disciplines like screen writing, playwriting, poetry, songs, memoirs, and more.

Students of creative writing programmes will get the chance to gain insight into writing standards and conventions. They will learn how to read and understand an essay, as well as how to use source material for writing original content. In addition, future creative writers will develop their skills in expressing creatively, develop their art of characterisation, and discover the secrets of writing a successful short story.

Programmes in creative writing also help students to develop their individual writing and self-editing skills for any form of writing creation and to obtain an understanding of the history of fiction and non-fiction writing. Creative writing helps students expand imagination, creativity, originality and written communication skills.

Graduates can find jobs in the field as fiction writers, play writers, screenwriters, song writers (lyricists), columnists, bloggers, and more.

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