ab in CREATIVE WRITING

Faculty of Arts and Letters

AB IN CREATIVE WRITING

Faculty of Arts and Letters

AB IN CREATIVE WRITING

Faculty of Arts and Letters

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The B.A. Creative Writing Program is a four-year program that is designed to nurture and guide aspiring student writers in the four major genres of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama. It will also teach them to write in the special forms of creative writing, like writing for children and young adult, scriptwriting for film and television, speculative fiction, literary journalism, travel writing, food writing, nature writing, and even literary translation. The creative writing classes consist of both lecture sessions, in which literary models (professional examples in the different types and forms of creative writing) will be analyzed, highlighting the effectiveness of their literary techniques and rhetorical strategies, and workshop sessions, in which the creative writing drafts of the students will be critiqued by the professor and their peers. The program also has a strong literature component which will expose creative writing students to literature subjects that will help them improve their own writing craft, like Philippine Literary History, The Great Books, Anglo-American Literature, Latin American Literature, etc. The final intended learning outcome of the entire program is the production of a creative writing thesis in the form of a book-length manuscript of a collection of poems, short stories, CNF pieces, or plays.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Journalism
Reporters
Writers
Editors
Copyeditors
Proofreaders

Academic and commercial publishing houses
Proofreaders
Managing directors
Publishers

Television
Researchers
Writers
Production assistants
Program producers
Newscasters

Business companies/ International Agencies
Editors of newsletters, company reports, and speeches
Communication officers.
Freelance writers
Writers of personal biographies, company histories, histories of institutions, municipalities and provinces
“Content writers” – blogs which get sponsors, websites, online publishers
Publicists for personalities
Doing press releases and building media campaigns
Academician in universities and the secondary schools
Facilitators of creative writing workshops in government and private agencies
In some universities, Creative Writing is also considered an effective pre-Law course.

 

 

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR (2 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CW 3271 Creative Writing for Beginners 3 0 3
FIL 1 Filipino 1 3 0 3
GE ELEC I Elective I 3 0 3
NSTP 1 NSTP 1 0 0 3
PE 1 PATH-PE 1 2 0 2
PURPCOM Purposive Communication 3 0 3
READ_PH Readings in Philippine History 3 0 3
SPN 1 Spanish 1 – Basic 3 0 3
THY 1 Christian Vision of the Human Person 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 26

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CWL 301 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 0 3
GE ELEC II Elective II 3 0 3
FIL 2 Filipino 2 3 0 3
NSTP 2 NSTP 2 0 0 3
PE 2 PATH-PE 2 2 0 2
SPN 2 Spanish 2 – Intermediate 3 0 3
THY 2 Christian Vision of Marriage and Family 3 0 3
UND_SELF Understanding the Self 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 0 23
SECOND YEAR (2 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CONTEM_W The Contemporary World 3 0 3
CW 3273 Introduction to Poetry 3 0 3
CW 3274 Poetry Workshop 3 0 3
ETHICS Ethics 3 0 3
LIWORIZ Life and Works of Rizal 3 0 3
MATH_MW Mathematics in the Modern World 3 0 3
PE 3 PATH-PE 3 2 0 2
THY 3 Christian Vision of the Church in Society 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 23

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
AB 301 Entrepreneurial Mind 3 0 3
CW 3275 Introduction to Fiction 3 0 3
CW 3276 Fiction Workshop 3 0 3
GE ELEC III Elective III 3 0 3
GE ELEC IV Elective IV 3 0 3
PE 4 PATH-PE 4 2 0 2
SCITECHS Science, Technology, and Society 3 0 3
THY 4 Living the Christian Vision in the Contemporary World 3 0 3
TOTAL 23 0 23
THIRD YEAR (2 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
ART_APP Art Appreciation 3 0 3
CW 32710 Playwriting Workshop 3 0 3
CW 32711 Shakespeare 3 0 3
CW 32712 Latin American Literature 3 0 3
CW 32713 Creative Writing Research (Poetics) 3 0 3
CW 3277 Introduction to Nonfiction 3 0 3
CW 3278 Nonfiction Workshop 3 0 3
CW 3279 Introduction to Drama 3 0 3
TOTAL 24 0 24

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CW 32714 Anglo-American Literature 3 0 3
CW 32715 Scriptwriting for Film and Television 3 0 3
CW 32716 Writing for Children and Young Adult 3 0 3
CW 32717 Introduction to Children’s and Young Adult Literature 3 0 3
CW 32718 Thesis Writing 1 – Thesis Proposal 2 0 2
CWL 302 Literary Translation 3 0 3
ELE 1 Professional Elective 1 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 0 20
FOURTH YEAR (2 TERMS)
First Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CW 32719 Contemporary Philippine Literature 3 0 3
CW 32720 Speculative Fiction 3 0 3
CW 32721 Current Trends in World Literature 3 0 3
CW 32722 Practicum 6 0 6
CW 327223 Thesis Writing 2: Thesis Colloquium 2 0 2
ELE 2 Professional Elective 2 3 0 3
TOTAL 20 0 20

Second Term

Abbreviation Description Lec. Hrs. Lab. Hrs. Units Pre-Requisites
CW 327224 Seminar in Creative Writing 3 0 3
CW 327225 Teaching of Creative Writing 3 0 3
CW 327226 Special Topics in Creative Writing 3 0 3
CW 327227 Thesis Writing 3: Thesis Defense 2 0 2
ELE 3 Professional Elective 3 3 0 3
ELE 4 Professional Elective 4 3 0 3
TOTAL 17 0 17

 

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