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M.A. in English (Creative Writing)


The M.A. in English (Creative Writing) is the first-of-its-kind multilingual, transdisciplinary Masters’ programme in India. The course is taught by faculty comprising published writers, poets, playwrights, scriptwriters, advertisers, journalists, web-content creators, animation writers, translators from India and abroad.

The primary component of the course comprises of writing workshops and practice sessions under the award-winning professionals and the faculty members. The amalgamation of theoretical considerations, sampling of a wide variety of literature, and exploring each individual’s niche area, are all aimed at creating individuals who are ready to critically contribute to the creative economy.


Two Years (Four Semesters)

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Course Duration

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Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks aggregate & candidate must read English as a compulsory subject.

A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC / ST.

Key Features

Immersive learning with a community of writers, poets, playwrights, scriptwriters, advertisers, journalists, web-content creators, animation writers, translators from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Direct lectures, writing workshops, one-on-one guidance on written projects by academic and creative mentors.

Guided internship with award-winning writers and content creators and hands-on experience working with editors at major publishing firms.

Opportunity for University-funded publications at renowned publishing houses.

A range of readings, performances, talks, and workshops by visiting and resident faculty, published writers, and advisors in the writing business: literary agents, magazine editors and publishers.

Option for participating in competitive creative writing hackathons.

Opportunity to participate in book-releases and Alliance Literary Festival.

Motivational workshops, time-management sessions, self-management skills (viz-a-viz mindfulness) to overcome writer's block.

The option of an exit point at the end of the first year with a diploma certificate in creative writing.

Opportunity for short-term program, summer school, semester exchange, and dual degree with reputed international universities.

Career Opportunities

Over the course of the Master’s, students get equipped with the tools necessary to bring out a body of creative writing under the guidance of authors, poets, playwrights, allied faculty, and rigorous peer review. Alliance University works in close collaboration with these writers, poets, and translators to give students access to various publishing houses and offer them the opportunity of highlighting their work and to promote it through Alliance Literary Festival (ALF) and associated events organized by the university.

  • Publishing Houses
  • Script Writing
  • Writing Tutors
  • Advertisement and Media
  • Gaming Narrative Design
  • Entertainment Content Writing
  • Translator
  • Copy Editors / Proofreader
  • Copy Writer
  • Blogger
  • Communication Consultant
  • Professional Speech Writer/ Pitch Writer/ Fund Raiser
  • Lobbyist
  • Professor
  • Public Relations Assistants
  • Lexicographers
  • Freelance Writer
  • Content Marketer

Star-studded Faculty

Taught by celeb authors and poets, this programme will prepare you to become writers in a variety of fields and become the best communicators across mediums.

  • Novelists
  • Poets
  • Storytellers
  • Ad Gurus
  • Publishers
  • Content Creators
  • Journalists
  • Songwriters
  • Biographers
  • Scriptwriters
  • Translators
  • Historians

Opportunities for Publishing

  • Collaborations with Publishers
  • GLAnce, an in-house quarterly magazine designed from scratch
  • Anukarsh, a multilingual journal of writing and literature
  • Cosmopolis, a podcast channel for content across a wide range of topics
  • Theatre Productions of original and adapted plays

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