The B.F.A. in Creative Writing allows students to focus on their own individual writing and to specialize in a specific genre, while developing competencies in all dimensions of writing.

It is an excellent avenue for students who intend to pursue a career in the literary fields. There is a significant focus on workshops as well as work in the field. Students go to conferences, attend and present readings, compile manuscripts of original work and participate in professional activities. The BFA is an educationally sound and sustainable option for students, providing a depth experience in the practice of the student’s preferred artistic focus.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Creative Writing
Humanities Requirements Credits
PHIL 101 or HUMN 210 Introduction to Philosophy or World Religions 3
ENGL 250 or THEA 220 Introduction to Shakespeare or Beginning Acting or Survey of Western Theater 3
ENGL 295 Introduction to Literary Criticism or a Literary Theory class 3
Language Two semesters of one foreign language 6
Total 15
English Requirements Credits
ENGL 205 Intro to Creative Writing Workshop 3
ENGL 326 or 327 Early or Contemporary American Literature 3
ENGL 328 or 329 Early or Modern British Literature 3
ENGL Choose 3 courses of any Upper Division Literature 9
ENGL Choose one writing sequence (200, 300, 400) Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, or Scriptwriting 9
ENGL Choose 2 Upper Division Writing Courses 6
HUMN 493 Senior thesis in one area: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, or Scriptwriting 3
ENGL 493 Professional Practices 3
Total 39
Humanities Breath Requirements 15
English Requirements 39
General Education Core Requirements 30
Electives 36
  Total 120