What You Will Learn
What Is The Creative Writing Degree?
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is housed within the College of Arts
& Humanities. The curriculum provides a foundation of writing skills, editing techniques,
and advanced composition work to assist writers in finding their unique voice through
a minimum of 45 credit hours in the English subject area. This program is designated
as a recommended option for those Pre-Law students intending to apply for law school
after completion of their undergraduate degree.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Mastery of the conventions of standard written English
- Skills in critical thinking and literary analysis applied to multiple genres
- Effective oral and written communication, using critical vocabulary
- Familiarity with major figures, works, and movements in British and American literature, including the ability to attach a literary work to its cultural matrix
- Ability to conduct research and use it effectively
- Understanding of the process of creating fiction and poetry, including knowledge of literary terms and forms
- Ability to produce original creative work in poetry and fiction, including works which utilize a variety of literary devices
- Ability to critique and copyedit one’s own work and the work of others 9. Knowledge of contemporary literature and the 21st century publishing industry
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- Modern Language Association
- Association of Writers and Writing Programs
- College English Association
- Linguistic Society of America
- National Communication Association
- Rhetoric Society of America
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the creative writing field vary from prose/poetry authorship to journalism
and technical writing. Students can think out of the box with this major as well through
careers in public relations, marketing, and copy editing.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Creative Writing Degree?
For more information about the Creative Writing degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Arts & Humanities catalog.