Master in Creative Writing

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Full Sail University's online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program is designed to teach you about classical writing and storytelling techniques. If you are interested in learning more about Full Sail University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, read on.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Full Sail University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is an online program that covers areas of classical writing and techniques of storytelling. Storytelling instruction includes character development, narrative structures, and visual elements, such as storyboards. The goal of the program is to develop writers who can also think and communicate in images and effectively market their ideas to the entertainment media industry. Additional courses also cover methods of research, which are important for developing ideas and seeing them come to fruition.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prospective students who are interested in applying to Full Sail University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program must have a bachelor's degree, be a permanent resident or a U.S. citizen, and be at least 18 years old. The general admissions guidelines also state that you must submit a letter of recommendation. A university admissions representative should be contacted for additional information on admission requirements beyond those listed in the general admissions guidelines.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program consists of 48 credits that are to be completed over a 48-week period. There are no general education courses and the curriculum includes classes that require you to develop a creative writing portfolio.

Creative Writing Course Requirements

Course Code Course Name
CWM 510 The Art of Visual Storytelling
CWM 520 Literary Research
CWM 530 Multimedia Terms and Genres
CWM 540 Character Creation and Development
CWM 550 Script Analysis and Criticism
CWM 560 Film Screenwriting and Storyboarding
CWM 610 Writing for Games
CWM 620 Storytelling and Storyboarding for Animation
CWM 630 Editing for Film, Game, and Animation Scripts
CWM 640 Creative Writing Portfolio I
CWM 650 Creative Writing Portfolio II
CWM 690 The Business of Creative Writing

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After graduating from Full Sail University's online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, you can pursue writing positions in the entertainment media industry. The programs emphasis on combining visual images and words broadens employment opportunities beyond traditional industries that often search for creative writers. For instance, media clients and advertising companies seek out creative writers who can contribute to the development of a marketing campaign.

Possible careers related to the Master's in Creative Writing include:

  • Executive Story Editor
  • Screenwriter
  • Blog Editor
  • Production Editor
  • Writer/Producer
  • Cinematic Editor
  • Script Editor