Let your story unfold

Creative Writing

Creative Writing offers gateways into new worlds and possibilities as well as practical communication and language skills. You’ll learn how to become a multi-genre writer, explore opportunities in editing and publication, and become an active member of our literary community.


Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Students who minor in creative writing are equipped to pursue the following careers (and much more):

  • Digital and Print Content Writer
  • Digital and Print Copywriter
  • Social Media Manager
  • Email Marketing Specialist
  • Editor or Editorial Assistant
  • Arts Administrator
  • Creative Director
  • Journalist
  • Author


  • Write and revise in multiple genres. Our curriculum offers writing intensive courses in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, and hybrid writing, with a focus on writing process, scholarship, and revision.
  • Become a published writer, editor, and designer. Contribute to, edit, and publish our “Best-of-Show” award-winning student-run newspaper The Clarion or the literary and arts journal Chiaroscuro.
  • Attend or plan a national writers’ conference. Assist in planning and managing the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference, a nationally recognized writers’ workshop, or apply to attend as a workshop participant, where you will work with world-renowned award-winning faculty.
  • Participate in our literary community. Plan and perform a reading of your original writing on campus. Meet and learn from working writers and scholars through our West Lecture and Visiting Poets and Writers Series.

Related Programs

  • English

  • Communication

  • Teacher Licensure

  • Theatre