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Appalachian State University, USA, Boone

English - Creative Writing Option, B.A.

  • English - Creative Writing Option, B.A.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 8,968

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

Appalachian was founded in 1899. The pioneering spirit necessary to overcome the mountains hardships quickly characterized the institution, giving Appalachian a special niche in higher education that continues today. After more than a century, students still feel the pull of this unique place to transform their lives, and Appalachian has remained focused on providing students with educational experiences that are not only life-changing but world-changing.

Career Opportunities

Career options for arts and humanities graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in arts and culture, languages, English, Irish, classics, philosophy, theology, performing arts etc. If you are graduating with a degree in arts or humanities, it's likely that you chose your subject for its own sake rather than as a means to an end or with a view to going into a particular career. Apart from teaching, there are very few career areas directly related to humanities graduates who wish to use their subject. That does not mean, though, that your career is not relevant to your job search.

Course Overview

The skills most in demand for today's job market are those in which English majors excel oral and written communication, reading comprehension, active listening, analysis and critical thinking. These fundamental strengths place graduates of Appalachian State University's English (BA) Creative Writing program at the top of employers wish lists, assuring them success and flexibility in a variety of careers including writing, editing, publishing, journalism, broadcasting, marketing, advertising, public relations, teaching, educational administration, law, business, library and information science, the caring professions, government and more. I want to find another Bachelor Course With award-winning faculty including a former North Carolina Poet Laureate, Appalachian's Department of English offers one of the finest undergraduate creative writing programs in North Carolina. Students flourish in small classes focused on workshopping their writing, and have the opportunity to engage with renowned visiting authors, including Appalachian's Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing.


Programme Structure Courses include: Creative Writing: Poetry Creative Writing: Prose (Fiction) Advanced Poetry Advanced Fiction Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Playwriting Screenwriting Literary Journalism Senior Seminar in Creative Writing or Rivers-Coffey Colloquium in Creative Writing



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Submit a complete application prior to the notification period deadline. A complete application includes the following items: A completed online application; A non-refundable application fee of $55. Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). For questions about fee waivers please contact your High School College Counselor; Official copy of high school transcripts that includes grades 9 to 12; Official test scores (either SAT or ACT); Official college transcripts submitted directly to Appalachian from each previously attended institution; (this is especially important for students from Early College and Middle College schools) or Additional information requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions.

English Entry Requirement


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