Creative Writing Major

Description: A program that focuses on the process and techniques of original composition in various literary forms such as the short story, poetry, the novel, and others. Includes instruction in technical and editorial skills, criticism, and the marketing of finished manuscripts.

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Creative Writing Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Creative Writing?

Students must enjoy writing and they must be creative. Additionally, students need to want to learn the English language in its written form. Students that are interested in writing and expressing their thoughts enjoy this major.

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What Courses Do Creative Writing Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Creative Writing majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Plays
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Scriptwriting
  • The Craft of Writing