BFA in Creative Writing

American College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
January May September
Total tuition fee (local)
RM 28,073
Total tuition fee (foreign)
RM 42,109

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are required to have graduated from high school at a standard that satisfies the institution that they have a strong likelihood of being able to complete the program of study.
  • Applicants still in high school must provide evidence from high school transcripts and / or report cards that suggest a likelihood to graduate from high school; conditional acceptance is granted pending the completion of the applicant’s senior high school year.
  • Applicants are also required to submit with their application a sample of original creative writing (any form of creative writing) of approximately 1,000 words.


45 credits minimum from the creative writing major

  • Academic communication
  • Imagination and storytelling
  • Introduction to creative writing
  • Writing prose
  • Writing poetry 
  • Close reading
  • Shakespeare 
  • Dramatic writing 1
  • Graphic novels
  • Elective writing project
  • Technique: the craft of creative writing
  • Writing for new media
  • Literary modernism
  • Writing for video games
  • Writing for screen 
  • Dramatic writing 2
  • The publishing industry
  • Workshop seminar 
  • Creative writing project 1 (15 credits)
  • Creative writing project 2 (15 credits)

30 credits minimum of general education classes 

  • The 200-level creative writing and liberal arts classes above are all rated as general education courses and may be counted towards the general education requirement.

45 credits of free electives 

  • The remaining classes to achieve the required total of 120 credits may be freely chosen by the student, with the proviso that prerequisite stipulations are followed. 
  • The student may select as free electives more than the minimum 45 credits of creative writing major classes.
  • The student may select as free electives more than the minimum of 30 credits of general education classes.
  • If a student wishes to take a minor, a minimum of 15 credits must be taken in the minor, with at least 9 credits in the upper divisions (300+); these minor credits are taken from the free elective requirement.

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