Students in the creative writing major:

As a student in a truly arts-centered University, you’ll have many opportunities to collaborate with students in other majors. You might work with Illustration and Graphic Design students on our popular undergraduate literary magazine, Underground Pool. A poet or fiction writer might team up with a music major to create a joint artistic work in our Writing and Collaboration course. Creative Writing majors can also take advantage of our affiliation with the nationally renowned American Poetry Review and their student internships, housed right here at UArts.

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What will you do with a creative writing major?

Creative Writing Majors must complete the following course work.

“Mr. Sutherland taught me how to trim dialogue, to make it lean,” said Steggert, who has just bought a second home in Aspen. “We studied Hemingway and Carver, and I mastered the art showing and not telling. Look at me now. I just turned down an offer from Google to head their words division. Life as a creative writing major is sweet.”

Creative Writing Majors must complete the following course work.

The Labor Department report estimates that if trends continue, by 2020 creative writing majors can expect just under $178,000 per year– more than the starting salary for a family physician or a member of Congress.

BW is one of only two schools in Northeast Ohio offering a creative writing major.
All students interested in the Creative Writing Major must take two introductory writing courses, one in poetry (ENG 206) and one in either fiction (207) or creative nonfiction (208), before applying to the program. On the 200-level, no prior knowledge of the genre is required.No preference in admission is currently given to those who apply to the sequences, though there are later opportunities open only to Creative Writing Majors, including participation in senior honors, one-on-one conferences with visiting writers-in-residence, and the winter senior readings series. Students may apply for admission to the sequence courses no earlier than the spring of their sophomore year. Applications are available online and in the Department of English office (University Hall 215) at the beginning of spring quarter.Admission to the next stage of the Creative Writing Major or the Sequence-based Minor in Creative Writing, the year-long 300-level advanced course sequences, is competitive. Admission to the program is granted primarily on the basis of manuscript quality and the student’s promise. An applicant may be admitted to study as a major, a minor, or a sequence-only student.Our English literature-creative writing majors choose careers as writers and work in related fields such as publishing, journalism, technical writing, public relations, or corporate communications.
Creative Writing Majors…

English and Creative Writing Major | Hollins University

Prepare for the skeptics—a creative writing major is not for the faint of heart. If you’re serious about your craft, you’ll need a creative writing program that will whip your writing into shape. We’ve uncovered programs with reputable alumni and faculty, scholarship opportunities, inventive writing courses and thriving literary magazines. We’re talking programs so exclusive they often require a manuscript application. No school can guarantee you’ll be the next great American author, but these ten will get you pretty damn close.

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Course Sequence and Guidelines for Creative Writing Major

ENGL 31600 Craft of Fiction from a Writer's Perspective or ENGL 31700 Craft of Poetry from a Writer's Perspective
ENGL 40700 Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENGL 40900 Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENGL 50700 Poetry Writing
ENGL 50800 Play Writing
ENGL 50900 Fiction Writing
ENGL 58900 Directed Writing
NOTE: All Creative Writing courses except 20500, 31600, and 31700 may be repeated once by Creative Writing majors for credit; English 58900 may be taken only after two courses in the following list have been completed: ENGL 40700, 40900, 50700, 50800, and 50900. (The 40000 and 50000 level courses should be taken in order in any given g4enre; exceptions are granted by the permission fo instructor.)

Creative Writing Major at Baldwin Wallace University

Creative Writing Majors and Minors — Writing - UCA

As a creative writing major, you'll learn about poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and drama. You'll build skills in oral and written communication, close reading, formal analysis, problem solving, research strategies and debate.