Get your B.A. in Creative Writing

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About the Major

Study the genres of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction while developing skills for creative written expression.

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Learn how to write well-crafted and compelling works of prose or poetry

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Work with faculty in small workshop settings

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Learn about contemporary prose or poetry

Careers

A Creative Writing degree, which is offered by the Department of English, prepares you for a wide range of occupations! Many grads write for business, industry, and marketing; teach; publish their own creative work; or go on for their MFA.

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Speech writer
  • Grant writer
  • Teacher

Courses

For your major, you will concentrate in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. Sample courses include:

  • ENGL 201: Introduction to the Writing of Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 215: Elements of Craft in Creative Writing
  • ENGL 373B: Survey of British and American Literature from 1660 to 1865
  • ENGL 304: Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 380: Literary Analysis

You will also take four writing workshops, in which you draft, analyze, and revise manuscripts in a small-class setting

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Allison Ewing-Cooper
arewing@email.arizona.edu

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