M.A. in Composition Studies

Best 32 MA Degrees in Composition Studies 2019

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

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.

M.A. in Composition Studies

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MA in Creative Writing

Bar-Ilan University
Campus Full time October 2019 Israel Ramat Gan

The two-year program, housed in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University, offers an MA in English Literature with specializations in Literary Fiction, Poetry or Creative Nonfiction. [+]

The Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing is a magnet for English-speaking Israelis, as well as Jews and non-Jews from around the world. The two-year program, housed in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics

at Bar-Ilan University, offers an MA in English Literature with specializations in Literary Fiction, Poetry or Creative Nonfiction.

Located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv and only an hour's bus ride from Jerusalem, Bar-Ilan University enjoys a diverse student body.

Students in the Program range in age from 21-71 and come from all over the world. Though the Program explores the long tradition between Judaism and writing, there are no agendas, only the pursuit of good writing. Our students and visiting writers often experience their time in the Program as a life-changing period.... [-]


Master of Arts in Writing

University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
Online Full time August 2019 USA Florence

The MA in Writing prepares students for a variety of careers in writing as well as for the pursuit of terminal degrees as researchers and academics. This degree program can be completed 100% online or through a combination of online and face-to-face courses. [+]

Prepare for a career as a writer

In a rapidly changing world, business, industry, and academia increasingly demand the skills of written communication. Writing the Great American Novel isn’t the only way to earn a living as a writer—and many professionals earn lucrative incomes as technical writers, content writers, editors, social media campaign leaders, and communication managers.

Through courses in technical writing, grant writing, document design, and publishing, as well as composition theory, students gain deep experience in the types of writing required in today’s professional, academic, technical and creative communities. In addition to coursework, many students participate in paid writing internships which provide real-world experience and contacts to build a bridge to their writing careers.... [-]


Master of Arts in Professional Writing

New England College
Online Part time 12  September 2019 USA USA Online

The New England College Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Writing is an accelerated 12-month online program that provides individualized student-centered instruction focused on new and traditional writing-based media.

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The New England College Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Writing is an accelerated 12-month online program that provides individualized student-centered instruction focused on new and traditional writing-based media. The 36-credit program combines innovative theoretical, creative and practical foundations to prepare students for challenges in the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of professional writing. Students are mentored by highly skilled instructors to apply their knowledge and writing skills to cutting-edge communication challenges. The program’s Capstone process allows students to create a comprehensive professional digital-based portfolio of work that reflects individualized interests and career goals.... [-]


MA in Creative Writing

Manchester Metropolitan University
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 2 more

On our Master of Arts (MA) Creative Writing programme, you will explore and practice techniques and styles of modern and contemporary writing and apply these through the development of your own creative work. MA students undertake a taught element blending writing workshops with reading units and an elective and then complete their studies through submission of an extended piece of writing from a proposed full-length book. [+]

Overview

At the heart of the Manchester Writing School are our Master's programmes in Creative Writing, available to study on campus in Manchester, and also from anywhere in the world via online distance learning.

On our Master of Arts (MA) Creative Writing programme, you will explore and practice techniques and styles of modern and contemporary writing and apply these through the development of your own creative work. MA students undertake a taught element blending writing workshops with reading units and an elective and then complete their studies through submission of an extended piece of writing from a proposed full-length book. The MA is available to complete in one year full-time, or two years part-time/online.... [-]


Master of Arts in Professional Writing

Kennesaw State University
Campus Part time September 2019 USA Kennesaw

The Master of Arts in Professional Writing program (MAPW) is a professional graduate degree program that prepares candidates for a wide variety of writing-related positions in business, education, publishing, and the arts. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Master of Arts in Professional Writing program (MAPW) is a professional graduate degree program that prepares candidates for a wide variety of writing-related positions in business, education, publishing, and the arts. Coursework in three concentrations—applied writing, composition, and rhetoric, and creative writing—allows students to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in various fields of professional writing. As students become experienced in producing and analyzing business, technical, journalistic, and creative texts, they develop a sophisticated understanding of style, structure, and audience. MAPW students will become writing professionals who can move in many directions during their careers. They will become flexible writers who can tune in to the writing conventions of a given genre, adapting their writing style to the requirements of various rhetorical contexts.... [-]


MA in Black British Writing

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This new and unique Master importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along with a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives. [+]

This new and unique Master importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along with a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives.

Introducing the MA Black British Writing - “It’s a story that hasn’t really been told”

This MA is:

World first. Nowhere else in the world can you study this field in such a richly, referenced way - in the actual country where the writing is produced. Cross-disciplinary in teaching, studies, research. Writing as perceived in its broadest form on and off the page and screen. Collaborative. It will be taught by Professor Joan Anim-Addo and Dr Deirdre Osborne, who share its vision and will co-teach the modules. Inclusive. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people – those seeking academic careers, professionals who are returning to learning, artists who wish to develop their analytic and critical thinking skills. Connected to local, national and international research streams. Both tutors have well-established research profiles with publications and track records in convening public events in the field. ... [-]

MA in Creative Writing

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom Bath

This course will help you to bring a novel, book of poems, book of short stories or work of non-fiction as near to publishable quality as possible. [+]

An MA designed to help you write a novel, collection of poems, a collection of stories or work of non-fiction.

Excellent record of helping students achieve publication.

Widely regarded as one of the best courses of its kind.

Taught by an extremely strong team of publishing writers.

This course will help you to bring a novel, book of poems, book of short stories or work of non-fiction as near to publishable quality as possible.

Working with tutors and other writers on the course, you’ll develop your writing and build up a substantial body of work. Weekly workshops are taught by a strong team of published writers, and there are regular visits by literary agents, publishers, magazine editors, and broadcasters, as well as other writers.... [-]


MA Creative Writing

Nottingham Trent University: School of Arts and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University is one of the longest established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK, with a strong record of publication by its graduates. Designed for talented and committed writers, the course is taught by a team of award-winning writers and academics. You will be joining a lively community of other writers and teachers where you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult fiction, and writing for radio, stage, and screen. [+]

MA Creative Writing

The MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University is one of the longest established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK, with a strong record of publication by its graduates. Designed for talented and committed writers, the course is taught by a team of award-winning writers and academics.

You will be joining a lively community of other writers and teachers where you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult fiction, and writing for radio, stage, and screen.

What you'll study

The course invites you to develop your writing strengths by providing a framework within which you can discuss your own and each other’s work. At the heart of the course are small group workshops and a series of seminars by staff, visiting writers, publishers, and professors, including internationally acclaimed screenwriter William Ivory. Other guest speakers have included David Almond, Alan Hollinghurst, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay, Alan Jenkins, Alison Moore, Carrie Etter, David Lodge, Michèle Roberts and Miranda Seymour. Establishing important links with the publishing and editing industries, you will work closely with staff and visiting speakers to develop your work to an excellent standard.... [-]


MFA in Creative Writing

Emerson College
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6  September 2019 USA Boston + 1 more

The MFA in Creative Writing program at Emerson College fosters a community of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, editors, publishers and teachers. We are based in the heart of downtown Boston, historically a center of intellectual inquiry, creative endeavor, and innovation in education. MFA students at Emerson College engage with one another not only in the classroom but also in the greater cultural environment of Boston itself. [+]

Why Emerson College?

The MFA in Creative Writing program at Emerson College fosters a community of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, editors, publishers and teachers. We are based in the heart of downtown Boston, historically a center of intellectual inquiry, creative endeavor, and innovation in education. MFA students at Emerson College engage with one another not only in the classroom but also in the greater cultural environment of Boston itself.

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The MFA at a Glance

As one of the longest-running creative writing MFA programs in the country, Emerson’s Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing has attracted a faculty that is diverse in their capacities and adept in their fields. Nonfiction faculty members practice and teach the literary essay, memoir, biography, long-form narrative journalism, and opinion and arts commentary, making Emerson one of the most varied and challenging nonfiction programs nationwide. The fiction faculty is distinguished in all forms—the novel, novella, short story, and the short-short story. Our poetry faculty includes formalists as well as free-verse poets, with courses in the forms of poetry, translation, and the poetic sequence. A distinguishing feature of our MFA is the opportunity for students to have a translation/global engagement focus on their degree. MFA students can count on the mentoring of our faculty members during and after completing the program.... [-]


MA in Creative Writing: Writing the City

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom London

This Creative Writing: Writing the City Masters course is the first to focus entirely on the city of London. It will allow you to explore the city as subject matter from a range of perspectives and across all genres. It will also give you a theoretical and practical platform from which to develop your understanding and become part of the London writing scene. [+]

This Creative Writing: Writing the City Masters course is the first to focus entirely on the city of London. It will allow you to explore the city as subject matter from a range of perspectives and across all genres. It will also give you a theoretical and practical platform from which to develop your understanding and become part of the London writing scene.

Taught by professional writers and researchers, the course offers plenty of opportunities to network with other writers, agents, TV producers and performance poets. You will be based in the University's headquarters building at 309 Regent Street, which means you will be writing about the city in the heart of London, with ready access to the capital's excellent academic, social and cultural opportunities, including the vibrant West End theatre scene.... [-]


MA Writing

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time Part time 15 - 24  September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA Writing programme in the School of Arts & Humanities provides unique opportunities for postgraduate students to develop high-level writing, research and analytical skills in the setting of one of the world’s most dynamic art schools. Combining workshop models of teaching and learning, and ‘live’ projects with leading arts organisations, the MA provides the skills required for a successful career in the arts or a research degree. [+]

About the Programme

The MA Writing programme in the School of Arts & Humanities provides unique opportunities for postgraduate students to develop high-level writing, research and analytical skills in the setting of one of the world’s most dynamic art schools. Combining workshop models of teaching and learning, and ‘live’ projects with leading arts organisations, the MA provides the skills required for a successful career in the arts or a research degree. For 2018/19, we are introducing some exciting new areas of specialisation within the programme.

The programme is committed to the idea that writing – of all kinds – is a creative practice that requires imagination as well as good literary skills and expert knowledge. Students on the MA are presented with many opportunities to develop and apply the skills required by various writing formats from the review and catalogue essay to fiction and other forms of speculation. The unique structure of the programme allows for specialisation and the freedom to explore novel approaches to writing.... [-]


MA in Creative Writing

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Part time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The MA in Creative Writing at Wits University is a highly regarded two-year MA in which students complete a full-length creative project and an accompanying reflective essay. The programme is housed in the School of Literature, Language and Media but enjoys cross-disciplinary collaboration with lecturers and supervisors from several schools in the Faculty of Humanities. [+]

MA in Creative Writing

The MA in Creative Writing at Wits University is a highly regarded two-year MA in which students complete a full-length creative project and an accompanying reflective essay. The programme is housed in the School of Literature, Language and Media but enjoys cross-disciplinary collaboration with lecturers and supervisors from several schools in the Faculty of Humanities. Guest writers and publishers are invited to conduct workshops or give lectures in the programme, giving students the benefits of their experience and expertise. This intensive course combines seminars with one-on-one supervision so that students receive extensive feedback on their work: from their peers, their supervisor and other supervisors in the programme.... [-]


Master of Arts in Science Writing

Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Online Part time 1 - 5  September 2019 USA Washington

The Master of Arts in Science Writing is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality and value of Johns Hopkins University. [+]

The Master of Arts in Science Writing is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality and value of Johns Hopkins University.

The innovative Hopkins degree is based on the belief that today's successful science writers require a working knowledge of diverse skills, from journalism and communication to multimedia and the literary arts. Students focus first on journalistic and creative writing and editing techniques to craft enticing, understandable prose for digital or print venues, from magazines and books to social media and websites for companies, associations, agencies or others. Along the way, students acquire communication skills to promote viewpoints or write for clients, and they develop the multimedia expertise to thrive in the ever-changing digital universe. All Hopkins writers and editors also are challenged to monitor science itself, to disclose how research can falter, mislead, or be misused. The MA in Science Writing is part of the prestigious Advanced Academic Programs at Hopkins, a division that focuses on graduate credentials for working adults.... [-]


Master in Creative Writing and Publishing

University of Lincoln
Campus Full time August 2019 United Kingdom Boston

MA Creative Writing and Publishing is an exciting and innovative Master’s programme offered by the University of Lincoln in partnership with The Guardian. [+]

The Course

Fusing academia and creativity with industry insights, this programme offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and build a portfolio with support from an academic coach and professionals in the publishing industry.

Teaching is enhanced by workshops, readings and masterclasses by acclaimed authors from a range of genres, including Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, naturalist Chris Packham, and art historian Andrew Graham Dixon. Professionals from major publishers will contribute to the teaching and support, alongside Guardian editors and writers such as Associate Editor for Culture Claire Armitstead, freelance writer Stuart Heritage, and interviewer Decca Aitkenhead.... [-]


MA in Writing, Editing and Mediating

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

What makes a text a good or captivating text? How do you recognize repetitions, inconsistencies, faulty logic and other problems in texts? What does it take to guide a text from writer to reader? These and other questions are encountered in the unique one-year programme which focuses on all aspects of writing, editing, and publishing. You will improve your skills in writing and editing English [+]

What makes a text a good or captivating text? How do you recognize repetitions, inconsistencies, faulty logic and other problems in texts? What does it take to guide a text from writer to reader?

These and other questions are encountered in the unique one-year programme which focuses on all aspects of writing, editing, and publishing. You will improve your skills in writing and editing English texts. These skills include audience-centered writing and correcting written English. The programme is meant for graduates with a near-native command of the English language.

As a student of this programme, you will become aware of the different conventions, genres, and styles and how they appeal to various audiences. Also, you will learn to work authoritatively in the fields of writing, publishing, and editing. You will complete the programme with a placement period and a Master's thesis.The one-year Master's programme in Writing, Editing and Mediating is a specialization within the Master's degree in Literary Studies.... [-]