Not an easy question which can only have a subjective answer. Degrees are useful to some, and less so to others. I hope your critique group meets your needs and look forward to hearing about it. Congrats on finding a critique group! I thinking have a creative writing degree would be wonderful but it does require a healthy bit of time and money, doesn't it?
What Exactly is a Degree in Professional Writing?
What Can I Do With a Creative Writing Degree? - albor.info
Here are four things to consider as you explore your creative writing degree options. These programs vary in structure: some have classes during the day, while others focus on evening classes. Attending an MFA program on the ground would entail choosing a school within commuting distance or relocating. Low-residency programs, you could say, are a hybrid format.
IS A MASTER’S IN CREATIVE WRITING A USEFUL DEGREE?
English majors, at my university, take courses in literature and writing to be well-versed in all things English. However, I am a professional writing major—with a creative writing minor—and we take similar courses but focus more so on writing. We professional writing types are required to take English Literature, American Literature, and one additional literature course. We need to have at least one writing internship taken for credit. We are also required to take a few linguistic courses which include Introduction to Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Language and Culture, Grammar in Context, and History and Theory of Rhetoric.
What are good careers for creative writing majors? Answer by Brad Porter , on Quora :. When you're talking about being able to make a career out of doing your own creative writing, that's a hard thing to manage, and very few do, if what you're talking about is essentially being a paid novelist or screenwriter or poet or whatever.