Creative Writing Bachelors have different styles in each university, there is no one universal way to teach and inspire it. So, how do we define what is teachable in Creative Writing? Consider the stable and interchangeable natures of prescribed texts, preferred genres and personal preference in lecturers and tutors.
I think all the university can do as far as teaching is light the way with as many materials as budget will allow, given the talent pool of instructors. Then, the student has to decide how deeply he wants to delve into the landscape or how intensely she wants to tap into the faculty and the campus resources. Nonetheless, it will be a writing piece on the main factors affecting the caliber of current programs out there. – lofreire4 years ago
You might also delve into discussions of M.A.s and MFAs (terminal degrees) in creative writing. Are there more or fewer teachable elements for those? And, what's the difference between a degree in creative writing vs. professional writing? I have degrees in the latter, and choose to call them such because of the stigma. As in, "Oh, you studied creative writing. Isn't that cute?" Does that stigma put pressure on professors and students to make creative writing more serious, analytical, and teachable? – Stephanie M.4 years ago
That is a great suggestion, lofreire. I also think the instructors' experience and depth in the creative writing industry affect the scope and length of the student's learning. – HollyDavidson4 years ago
That is a good point, Stephanie M. There is definitely a lot of material to cover about the higher degrees. I also agree that the degree comes with a certain stigma, but I wonder if that is to do with the degree itself, as it is such a popular degree that is without scientific or mathematical academia, or if it is mostly a societal stigma of 'the degree that you sit at home and do nothing with'? – HollyDavidson4 years ago