Creative Writing Program

PoetsWritersMFASepOctThe undergraduate degrees (major and minor) in creative writing emphasizes knowledge and awareness of:

  • literary works, including the genres of fiction, poetry, playwriting, and screenwriting, and the major texts of contemporary writers;
  • literary history, including the origins and development of genres, major writers of the past, and the role of the writer in society; and
  • literary analysis, including theories of literary composition and critical theory.

In addition, students completing the degree in creative writing are expected to acquire the ability and skills to:

  • write in various poetic modes and styles;
  • write in various fictive styles;
  • write in various nonfiction styles; and
  • evaluate other students’ written work.