Creative Writing Program - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

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.

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.

  • Program Objectives

    Students will:

    1. Progress toward Critical Perspective: gain and demonstrate knowledge of an historically varied range of Anglophone literary texts by reading them and writing about them;
    2. Progress toward Creative Knowledge and Practice: Write and present in public creative work in different creative writing genres;
    3. Progress toward Professionalization: participate in a larger creative community through activities such as peer critiques, writers’ groups, meetings with professional writers, attendance at public events, submitting work to publications, and presenting work in public;
    4. Progress toward Self-actualization: a) articulate goals through formal written statements, informal journal entries, oral questions and answers, or other reporting methods and b) assess their own progress towards those goals through self-reflection artifacts.
  • Degree Options

    Creative Writing, B.A.

    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.

    Creative Writing Minor

    Non-majors interested in learning more about communication, english, film and theatre are encouraged to add it to their degree program as a minor.