Creative Writing Courses at San Jose State University

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Creative Writing Courses

The creative writing degree program at San Jose State University offers students instruction on the process and techniques of composing literary pieces such as short stories, poetry, novels, personal essays, and more. Students who graduate from the creative writing degree program may pursue a writing career as an essayist, novelist, editor, creative writing teacher, poet, human interest feature writer, and more. Courses in the program include technical and editorial skills, literary criticism, and the marketing of completed manuscripts. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer creative writing courses.

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Students Enrolled in the Creative Writing Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Jose State University offers a master's degree program in creative writing.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male4
Female7

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian2
Black1
Hispanic2
White4
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Creative Writing program at San Jose State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, english language and literature teachers, postsecondary employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.4% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 440
    • Average Annual Salary: $70350

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other

Description

All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Editors

Description

Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, editors employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -5.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 630
    • Average Hourly Rate: $42.19
    • Average Annual Salary: $87750

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

Description

Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, poets, lyricists and creative writers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 400
    • Average Hourly Rate: $34.86
    • Average Annual Salary: $72520

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Creative Writing Programs in California

Creative Writing programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Creative Writing (A)

Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Creative Writing (M)

Mills College

Oakland, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Creative Writing (M)

Holy Names University

Oakland, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Creative Writing (M)

Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Creative Writing (M)
  • Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies (M)

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Fashion or Art School
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Creative Writing (B,M)

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 51 students completed this program

Programs

  • Creative Writing (M)
  • Technical and Business Writing (M)
  • Rhetoric and Composition (M)

California Institute of Integral Studies

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Creative Writing (M)

Berkeley City College

Berkeley, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Creative Writing (C,A)

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Creative Writing (M)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
55.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
76%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
27:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,245