The Bachelor of Arts with a major in creative writing is an interdisciplinary program that resides in the Department of English Language and Literature . Courses are taught by English, theatre, media studies, and languages faculty. The creative writing major requires 33 hours. Students will study literary technique, style, form, genre, and the Anglo-American literary tradition while developing as poets, writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, and performance-based work. A minor is required.
Students who can write clearly and think creatively typically find jobs in a wide range of occupations, many of them located well beyond what is traditionally considered the career path of English or creative writing. Some of the most common jobs are editing/publishing, grant and proposal writing, feature film and television writer and digital copywriter just to name a few.
- Gain greater familiarity with creative writing in four genres, including fiction, poetry, non-fiction and performance writing.
- Learn skills, techniques, and approaches to writing through reading, practice and public presentation.
- Develop a critical awareness of one’s values and aspirations as a writer.