The ability to both tell a story through the use of words and images and to distribute narratives through a variety of media formats are now standard skills required of creative writers in the entertainment industry.
In the Creative Writing master of fine arts program, storytelling is not merely taught as it relates to the typical output media of print and publishing. To keep pace with the needs and evolution of the industry, the program will teach students the necessary skills to pursue and qualify for professional creative writing careers throughout the entertainment and media industry. The program will explore the art of storytelling and the language of different media, such as film, television, animation, and gaming. Students will learn the screenwriting process from concept to completion and apply the courses’ techniques to projects.
The classes will also concentrate on developing leadership, project-management, and research skills. Students will produce an online portfolio that supports their writing projects, along with the supporting materials that led to its creation. In the final month of study, students will devise a plan to market their finished work.
Course content and assignments will be supplemented by an online writing workshop where students can receive feedback from faculty and peers. This online critiquing forum will enhance the students’ online journaling experience. Our online learning system maintains a vibrant learning environment, and the course flow is designed to be intuitive, innovative, and intelligent. A major driving force behind this program is to enable students to learn to write engaging, diverse material and to make their creative assets marketable to a variety of potential employers.