• Creative Writing Hero

    Creative Writing (BA)

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    Admission Contact
    Office of Undergraduate Admission
    72 Fifth Avenue, 1st floor
    New York, NY 10011
    finish@newschool.edu
    212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040

    Program Contact

    Joyinn Paulin
    66 West 12th Street, room 918 
    New York, NY 10011
    paulinj@newschool.edu

    Laura Cronk
    66 West 12th Street, room 503 
    New York, NY 10011
    cronkl@newschool.edu
    212.229.5611 Ext. 2435

  • Earn a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from a program open to transfer students, adults, and nontraditional undergraduates and connected to a prestigious graduate program. Work with faculty mentors who are themselves acclaimed writers and join a community of ambitious and talented peers. Through writing workshops, literature courses, the Writer's Life Colloquium, and a capstone project, prepare for a career in fields such as editing, publishing, journalism, and new media or graduate work in writing, literature, journalism, media, or cultural studies.




    • Degree Bachelor of Arts
    • Credits 120 (up to 84 transfer credits)
    • Format Full-time or part-time, on campus (some classes available online)
    • Start Term Fall or Spring

    Creative Writing in New York City

    The New School offered the first academic creative writing workshop in 1927 and pioneered a new philosophy of education. The idea: Students would make their own lives and stories part of their education. Today The New School continues to celebrate and cultivate daring and diverse new voices through its highly regarded MFA in Creative Writing program, the Summer Writing Intensive, and the BA in Creative Writing. Students in any major may also apply to The Writing and Democracy Honors Program.

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    Career Paths

    The BA in Creative Writing can be a pathway to the worlds of publishing, writing, production, marketing, education, and arts management. Graduates of this program develop careers as working writers, publishing professionals or publishers, editors, and publicists. This program also prepares students to apply to graduate programs in journalism or creative writing, including The New School's MFA in Creative Writing.

     

  • Learn from and work with faculty mentors who are themselves acclaimed writers and literary professionals.

  • The life experience I brought to The New School improved my education — and I think it added to the classroom. The program made me a better student, a better researcher, and a better writer.

    Ted Kerr, BA Liberal Arts, Alumnus of the Riggio Honors Program
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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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