Write By The Beach
Project-based learning supported by an academic press, an acclaimed literary journal, and opportunities to teach college composition classes.
The mission of Coastal Carolina University's Master of Arts in Writing program is to make individuals more proficient writers in three related areas: creative writing, composition, and professional and technical writing. While these genres can be viewed as distinct disciplines, this degree links them by emphasizing the common elements of effective writing—while also allowing for intensive exploration of a particular area of interest. Students learn to make sophisticated judgments regarding content, tone, style, and diction; learn to utilize technology for presentations, web pages, visual media and print documents; and learn professional procedures to prepare and submit manuscripts for publication. Our program is specifically relevant for teachers, aspiring creative writers, and those who write in professional or technical settings. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for a range of professional and academic opportunities after school or for continued study in MFA or PhD programs.