Creative Writing

Join a community of writers

Study multiple genres within the field of Creative Writing.

Develop skills to promote your own creative expression.

Gain sought-after skills in fields where creativity, collaboration, and strong writing are valued.

Pursue a Degree in Creative Writing

A degree in Creative Writing will take your writing to the next level by helping you gain experience in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, and graphic narrative. Build strong critical, analytical and collaboration skills through in-class workshops and opportunities work as part of a team on publications. Our graduates are well-prepared for further graduate study in Creative Writing and for occupations requiring critical and creative thinking and teamwork. Gain real-world publication experience by working on the English Department's Moon City Press.

Degree Options

The Department of English offers multiple pathways for achieving a degree in Creative Writing. Most students pursue a four-year plan with either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science distinction.

Career Opportunities

A Creative Writing degree will teach you marketable skills that apply in various job fields and can bring you in surprising directions. Aside from writing and publishing, a creative writing degree will provide you with transferable skills that will be useful in multiple fields, such as research, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. According to Coursera, “A humanities major often prepares you to pursue roles that require an understanding of people, creativity, communication, planning, problem-solving, teaching, as well as many other types of work.”

Creative writers often get jobs in fields that benefit from their versatile abilities:

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Marketing analyst
  • Public information specialist
  • Event planner
  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • Proposal writer
  • Entrepreneur

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