Writing Colleges

United States
April 1, 2007 8:58pm CST
I was wondering if anyone knew of colleges that allow you to take a class on creative/fiction writing. A lot of colleges require you to take a lot of other random classes to write, but I dont want to have the stress of taking classes I can't understand. I just want a class to write in, then have time to go home, relax, and write! lol
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@oshinn (20)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I suggest trying out community colleges. Their non-credit programs are usually a bit more creative than their credit programs, but even those are less expensive than at universities. You can also check on places like Meetup.com for writing groups that may be in your area or that are hosting workshops... Craigslist.com also has a section dedicated entirely to writing.
• United States
21 Apr 07
thank you for the websites! I'll have to go check those out! And thank you for the info about the community colleges too!
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
I remember such course being offered while working in the graduate school office of the school where I used to study. If you don't want to take the pre-requisite courses, then you could take such class as a certificate or non-credit course. You will just be there to learn and not gain units. The school's name is University of San Carlos here in my country.
• United States
3 Apr 07
Okay...so would it be so terrible that I dont get credits? I mean if the class still helps me become a good writer do i need the credits? And I'm also planning on going to college after for film/tv acting. My da just suggested I stay home for a year, take a writing course and then go to another college for acting.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
2 Apr 07
You might check the community colleges for continuing education classes. Your city may have continuing education classes through their parks and recreation department, as ours does. Also, the state university here offers what they call community classes they offer that are not for credit. Check your weekend newspaper for meetings of writers' groups. Then ask them about where classes are available. You might want to join a writers' group to get feedback on your work. And there are independent learning classes on the internet or through the mails. Check a copy of Writers Magazine for those. But I majored in English in undergrad school and all those "random classes" really helped me broaden my thinking and fed my creativity. So don't rule out other subjects. And take a basic grammar class. So many writers want to be successful without having the solid foundation of the language. They may have creative minds and good ideas. But if they don't have basic language skills, they won't get published. And keep writing!
• United States
3 Apr 07
Wow you gave me a lot of options to think about! Thank you for your help! I never thought about a writers group, that could be fun! Thank you! :)
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@year3399 (173)
• China
3 Apr 07
a lot of colleges require you to take a lot of other random classes to write .