ERIC Number: ED041181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Comprehensive Guide to Creative Writing Programs in American Colleges and Universities.
Information on creative writing programs was collected from 1042 out of 1200 American colleges and universities contacted. The following data is presented in tabular form: (1) undergraduate academic status of creative writing; (2) graduate status; (3) offering of a course or courses covering the "core" or basic literary genres of short story, verse, and playwriting; (4) additional or unique course offerings in creative writing, such as TV, radio, film writing; (5) opportunities for independent study and work/study or experimental programs related to creative writing; (6) professional writers on the faculty; (7) opportunities for contact with professional writers through visits, lecture series or a "Writer in Residence" program; (8) prizes and awards in creative writing; (9) opportunities for individual contact with creative writing faculty in seminars or individual conferences; (10) extra-curricular outlets for practicing and appreciating creative writing. In addition to the general data summary for each school, there are special tables describing special programs in creative writing; specific prizes and awards; and professional writers on school faculties by name. Also, there is a list of schools which do not offer creative writing programs. The survey method employed in this research is presented as a model for research of this type. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.