As a student of Creative Writing, you will choose from courses in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and literature. Minors in Creative Writing sharpen their reading, writing, and editing skills in ways that translate to real-world work. Journalism and broadcast majors learn to engage audiences with true stories. Marketing majors create compelling content through active language, image, and detail. Psychology majors study human behavior through literature and give voice to their own stories. Film majors examine the art of writing dialogue and the many possibilities for telling stories. The minor in Creative Writing offers students an opportunity to respond creatively to their experiences of the world, to draw upon their imaginations, and to collaborate with one another.
College of Liberal Arts
Required GPA for graduation
Recognize and develop a working knowledge of representative texts and writers within a genre tradition in order to contribute and respond to that tradition creatively.
Produce their own work within the genre, with a focus on process from idea generation through drafting and revision to final draft.
Develop a working knowledge of the vocabulary of craft.
Develop a working knowledge of the stylistic choices available to writers within a genre tradition and an awareness of possible motivations and implications of those choices.
Respond responsibly and constructively to creative works produced both by professional writers and student peers.
Gain experience with the production of creative publications and/or the performance of creative works.