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.

Creative Writing BFA

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 RequirementsCredits
PHIL 101 or HUMN 210Introduction to Philosophy or World Religions3
ENGL 250 or THEA 220Introduction to Shakespeare or Beginning Acting or Survey of Western Theater3
ENGL 295Introduction to Literary Criticism or a Literary Theory class3
LanguageTwo semesters of one foreign language6
English RequirementsCredits
ENGL 205Intro to Creative Writing Workshop3
ENGL 326 or 327Early or Contemporary American Literature3
ENGL 328 or 329Early or Modern British Literature3
ENGLChoose 3 courses of any Upper Division Literature9
ENGLChoose one writing sequence (200, 300, 400) Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, or Scriptwriting9
ENGLChoose 2 Upper Division Writing Courses6
HUMN 493Senior thesis in one area: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, or Scriptwriting3
ENGL 493Professional Practices3
Humanities Breath Requirements15
English Requirements39
General Education Core Requirements30