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Creative Writing

The Creative Writing major at CBU provides you an opportunity to learn and explore the fine craft of writing in a wide variety of methods and styles. With a skilled and widely published faculty, the Department offers beginning and advanced courses in fiction and poetry, along with courses in a range of other writing disciplines, such as creative non-fiction, screenwriting and dramatic writing.

The curriculum will fine-tune your writing skills to prepare you for graduate school, potential employers and for your personal creative development. You will develop critical reading and writing skills that will enable you to succeed in your personal, educational and career goals.

Outside the classroom, there are several resources to help spur your creativity. The CBU Readers' Series gives you a chance to see nationally-known writers present their work and to receive feedback from them on your own work in small workshop settings. The CBU Creative Writing Club provides a social outlet and community forum for you to share your work with your peers. While working on your own portfolio of creative writing projects, you can also collaborate with CBU's Visual and Performing Arts department on projects — such as dramatic writing and screenwriting with our theatre program, or poetry and fiction writing with our Visual Arts program for multimedia art projects and CBU's own Castings literary journal.

What can you do with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing? Besides a career in the arts, you can use Creative Writing in numerous career options — technical writing, public relations, advertising copywriting, library science, teaching… even law! Any position that calls for a college graduate with strong writing skills is a perfect fit for a Creative Writing graduate. In addition, you also can also continue your Creative Writing education by entering an MFA program to further hone your skills, to establish yourself through publication, or to get your credentials to teach Creative Writing on the college level.

CBU also offers a minor in Creative Writing. See your advisor for more information.