Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalogue

Creative Writing, B.F.A.

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The Department of Creative Writing offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and the optional Certificate in Publishing. The Bachelor of Fine Arts program offers an intensive apprenticeship in writing, informed by the close study of literature, to serious, aspiring writers, among a community of accomplished professional writers. The program provides training in the art of writing within the context of studies in aesthetics, the literary tradition, the craft and profession of publishing, and broad liberal arts subject matter relevant to the student needs and goals. Students take writing workshops in all three of the department’s writing genres: fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

Oral Communication Requirement

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.F.A. degree in Creative Writing, students must successfully complete CRW 496 .

Applied-Learning Requirement

To satisfy the applied-learning requirement for the B.F.A. in Creative Writing, a student must successfully complete CRW 496.

Requirements for the Major in Creative Writing for the B.F.A. Degree

63 hours including 45 hours in core courses and 18 hours in related study:

Optional Non-Department Related Study, up to 6 hours

A maximum of 6 hours of elective courses taken outside the Department of Creative Writing may count as Related Study for the major in creative writing. Students who take this option must choose from these approved courses:

The Department of English

Total: 63 hours

Additional Information

A grade of ‘C-’ or better is required in each course counted toward the major, and a grade point average of ‘C’ (2.00) or better for all courses counted toward the major.

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