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.
- Develop greater familiarity with literature in the Anglophone world.
- Develop creative and critical writing skills, including familiarity with different genres of creative writing and their modes of public performance.
- Learn to articulate goals as writers, and how to assess progress toward accomplishing them.
- Become involved in a community of writers and learn about writing as a profession.