The Creative Writing concentration introduces students to a rigorous exploration of our common literary and linguistic heritage. Students practice their craft in small workshops in which they develop their own voices as writers. The program produces effective communicators, people whose skills are applicable in a wide range of careers, including writing, publishing, editing, media relations, and marketing.
Key Benefits of this Degree
- Become well versed in both critical skills of an English literature major and the creative artistic skills of a literary author.
- Participate in a wide range of extra curricular activities such as working with our publications and reading series or participating in the annual spring “24-Hour plays” project.
- Choose the capstone experience you want to specialize in. We have several options including journal editing, poetry translation, teaching of writing in the schools, study abroad, and more.
- Learn unique perspectives from our Visiting Writers Series which brings nationally renowned authors to campus
- Pursue various scholarship and award opportunities such as the Sarah Gordon Scholarship, the Wellington Study Abroad Scholarship, and the Margaret Harvin Wilson Writing Award.
What can my career look like with this degree?
Something Worth Reading
Creative Writing students pass their knowledge of the craft to seventh graders.