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What major do you need to pursue a career in creative writing?
December 02, 2009 3:05AM
First you must define what exactly you think is a career in creative writing. Creative writing ability can be used in a number of fields, but is not a specific occupation. Once you decide on a specific career, your path will become clear.
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What major should you have if you are interested in film and writing?
You should major in English first of all, because you want good spelling, grammar and a wide vocabulary. Do not take Creative Writing. If you do it could result in you not even becoming a creative writer. It would make you lean more to being a creative writing teacher. There are programs in technical writing and professional writing, and that will help you tremendously. For creative writing, it doesn't matter what your major is.
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How to Determine Education and Career Options for the English Degree in Creative Writing?
A creative writing degree is a type of English degree. Creative writing is a term used to describe works of literature that are original and most often fictitious. Many people choose creative writing as a career path because they have a passion for it. There are no guarantees in creative writing, and those who choose to make their living from it often work day jobs and write part-time. Novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and creative non-fiction are some of the various types of creative writing. Career Options Rather than suffer through life as a starving artist, most students who study creative writing eventually go down a different career path. They may work as editors, agents, journalists, freelance writers, teachers, or at any other field where a degree in English or Journalism is required. There are very few people who earn a living solely from their creative writing. Education To attend a creative writing degree program, a student must apply to a college or university that offers a specialization in creative writing. Almost all 4-year colleges and universities offer English degrees, but many do not offer the creative writing tract. Apply to the school as an undergrad, and then declare a major in English. In order to complete the English degree, students must take numerous courses in literature and composition. Workshop courses are required of all creative writing majors. During workshops, students bring in their own original work and have it critiqued by their peers. Most creative writing programs offer the degree in fiction writing or poetry. Some offer screenwriting, playwriting, and non-fiction writing. After undergraduate school, some students choose to pursue an M.A. or an M.F.A in Creative Writing, both of which are graduate degrees in English. These degrees are often terminal, though some schools offer a doctoral program in the discipline. Most of these programs have low acceptance rates, but those who gain admission are taught by professional authors. Students are introduced to a community of writers who can offer advice on polishing their manuscripts and publishing them. Students may also have the opportunity to teach undergraduate English courses while studying as a grad student.
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What degree should you get if you want to be a writer?
To be a writer, you could major in English or Journalism, or complete an English Major with a minor in Journalism. During college, you can work with any club or group that issues a newsletter or join the college newspaper staff. Note that writing for newspapers differs from creative genres. So pursue English and creative writing if that holds your interest more. As well, a person can pursue most any occupation and still write. Internet article banks, especially, look for people with expertise in a variety of fields who also can write a professional article.
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Why do you need to study creative writing?
Creative writing helps you learn how to get in touch with your creativity and imagination -- being able to use your brain is really important! You also learn how to effectively put your thoughts into an organized format and communicate with other people. Because in a job they could ask you to write something for them. Or in major papers that you will do in college. You will always need to write no matter what career you are going into.
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Would a communication and journalism major be useful?
It sounds like you have well defined career goals. Take a double major in science and narrow it to the field that interests you most. Take lots of writing classes, and take another major is journalism. Two demanding majors may require a five-year plan of study, but you'll be ready to pursue your dreams and goals of being a science reporter.
What is your major if you an accountant?
If you are pursuing the career as an accountant, your major would be accounting. If you are pursuing the career as an accountant, your major would be accounting. If you are pursuing the career as an accountant, your major would be accounting. If you are pursuing the career as an accountant, your major would be accounting. If you are pursuing the career as an accountant, your major would be accounting. If you are pursuing the career as an accountant, your major would be accounting.
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How would math be involved in a career as a writer?
This is a splendid question. The elements of literature are complex, pattern-based phenomena and pulling them apart uses many of the same problem solving skills as mathematics. The more advanced literature studies utilize high level problem solving that would impress even the most gifted math major. The same thought patterns are applicable in both settings. Also, you could get duel degrees in mathematics and English or writing/journalism, and pursue jobs in textbook writing, editing, writing for mathematical and scientific magazines, writing pop-science/math books, and the like. There's plenty of options out there... You'll just have to be creative. :). Good luck!
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Exploring Your Interests?
If you are unsure of which college degree you would like to pursue, register for a range of classes that relate to the different interests that you may have. Attend those classes, and get a feel for which area of study you would like to pursue. Remember, you can always switch to a different major later on in your academic career.
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Getting degree in new major?
Your question needs to be more specific. Many students change their major for a variety of reasons. Typically, academic counselors process the paperwork particular to curriculum changes. However, you must find your passion. The career work you wish to pursue, and the benefit it brings others as well as yourself. Make sure you contact a career counselor at the school you are enrolled in. He/she should be able to help you research career goals and objectives.