The Freelance-Zone list of Alabama writing programs includes a variety of college and university level degree programs, but writing centers and adult education programs are also important. This list should not be considered exhuastive or comprehensive–the Freelance Zone list of writing programs by state is a work in progress.
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ALABAMA WRITING PROGRAMS
The University of Alabama English Department offers an MFA track in Creative Writing. According to the U of A official site, “Candidates for the M.F.A. degree are required to spend a minimum of two semesters in residence and to complete 48 hours of graduate-level coursework, divided as follows. Half of all coursework must be at the 600 level.” Get more information on the Creative Writing Program at the University of Alabama–contact them at:
Box 870244 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0244
Fax: (205) 348-1388
Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama offers a Communications program including a Bachelor’s of Arts program in both Print Journalism and Broadcast Journalism for writers looking to specialize in news-related fields. According to the Oakwood University official site, “The major in communication allows students to pursue one of two concentration tracks: communication arts or public relations.”
Contact the Communications Department at Oakwood University for more information:
7000 Adventist Blvd NW,Huntsville, AL 35896
Huntingdon College in Montgomery Alabama offers an English program with an emphasis on Creative Writing. This is offered by the Department of Language and Literature and alternative emphasis includes Film and Theater. Huntingdon College also has a Communication Studies Department offering a major in Communications Studies and a minor in Media Studies. Contact Huntingdon College at:
1500 East Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36106
(334) 833-4497 or (800) 763-0313
Alabama A&M University features the Department of English, Foreign Languages & Telecommunications, but writers probably know them best for the Alabama A&M University Writing Project, one of 195 national sites dedicated to the improvement of writing as a means of learning across all disciplines, from K-16 levels. Alabama A&M offers a degree program in English and Telecommunications. Contact them at:
4900 Meridian Street, Normal, AL 35762
Undergraduate Admissions 256.372.5245, Graduate Admissions 256.372.5277
Women Writing For (a) Change is the Alabama chapter of the Ohio-based national writing program for women, facilitated in Birmingham, Alabama by Lucy Jaffe. This program offers day and nighttime classes for women, “seeking to deepen their voices as writers and connect to a diverse community of other writing women,” according to the Alabama site. Contact Lucy Jaffe for more information: