Professional Creative Writing:
Master's Degree

Cultivate your writing skills, learn how to offer work to publishers and agents, and lay the foundation for creating a personal brand. With fellow writers, you'll work through the whole writing process—from concept to first draft and creative revision to submission of a manuscript. You'll craft a robust portfolio and, as part of your culminating project, research markets and prepare a finished work for submission

Professional Creative Writing

At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 11
Asynchronous and Hybrid Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
4 Course Certificate
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
As few as 12 months
Master's Degree
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn

  • Craft writing with a keen awareness of the limits and opportunities of the writing's genre

  • Cultivate writing routines and habits that support creative productivity

  • Define your audience and write in ways that move and entertain them


Professional Creative Nonfiction Writing

Professional Dramatic Writing

Professional Fiction Writing

Professional Poetry Writing

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Professional Creative Writing at DU Stories of Impact

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Invest in Your Future

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