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Master’s Programme 'Creative Writing'

The programme trains universal specialists and writers in every sphere, including writers of artistic prose and popular science texts, script writers, playwrights and copywriters.

Graduates are trained to work in a number of creative fields, as well as in media, mass media, book publishing, higher and further education, video game development companies, advertising/communication agencies and analytical consulting companies.

The programme combines practical and theoretical training with the study of writing techniques and the history and theory of literature and culture. Teachers are employees of the School of Philology at the Higher School of Economics as well as visiting lecturers, famous writers, publishers and screenwriters.

2 years
Full-time Programme
320 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2018
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
RUS
Instruction in Russian

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Illustration for news: HSE Day For Everyone

HSE Day For Everyone

On September 13, the annual HSE Day will take place in Gorky Park. This is an exciting event, open to people of all ages and backgrounds. Every year, the choice of activities becomes longer and longer. Find out here what’s on offer – there’s something for everyone.

Illustration for news: Sergei Gandlevsky Teaches a Course for Students of MA in Creative Writing

Sergei Gandlevsky Teaches a Course for Students of MA in Creative Writing

As part of the course ‘History and Poetry of Non-Fiction Genres of the 18th to 20th centuries’, students examined the features of the essay genre.

Illustration for news: Alexei Ivanov Explains How to Write a Historical Novel

Alexei Ivanov Explains How to Write a Historical Novel

The meeting with the acclaimed writer was organized as part of the ‘Literary Wednesdays’ project

Illustration for news: Marina Stepnova Holds Creative Writing Workshop in Novosibirsk

Marina Stepnova Holds Creative Writing Workshop in Novosibirsk

The meetings took place at the Centre for Books and Reading at the Novosibirsk Regional Academic Library.

Illustration for news: Maya Kucherskaya and Marina Stepnova Hold Creative Writing Workshops in Kazan

Maya Kucherskaya and Marina Stepnova Hold Creative Writing Workshops in Kazan

Meetings took place on the 10th and 11th of March that were dedicated to the history of Creative Writing in Russia and to the techniques of creating fictional heroes.

Illustration for news: Maria Stepanova Holds Creative Workshop at the Higher School of Economics

Maria Stepanova Holds Creative Workshop at the Higher School of Economics

The regular public event ‘Literary Wednesdays’ took place at the Higher School of Economics. Russian writer and poet, Maria Stepanova, presented her new book ‘In Memory of Memory’ (Novoe Izdatel’stvo, 2017).

Illustration for news: Maya Kucherskaya at a Meeting for Readers and a Creative Writing Workshop at the Yeltsin Center

Maya Kucherskaya at a Meeting for Readers and a Creative Writing Workshop at the Yeltsin Center

Academic Supervisor of the Creative Writing MA Programme explains how to turn reality into fiction

Illustration for news: First Day of the First Year

First Day of the First Year

MA Programme “Creative Writing” has opened its doors for the first 26 students