The Creative Writing Major (30 hours) and Minor (21 hours) emphasize interdisciplinarity and experimentation through the exploration of poetry, fiction, hybrid genres, and multimedia literature. The curriculum incorporates a comprehensive approach to creative writing and critical reading, as well as experience with new media. Students learn to draw from a range of contemporary artistic practices to explore the relationship between language and aesthetic structures. We offer a sequence of workshops introducing students to a wide variety of writing styles, methods, and forms while enabling students to focus on selected areas of interest. The major in Creative Writing concludes with a Capstone Project and student performance of original work.
The Creative Writing Program promotes community engagement while guiding students’ exploration of the personal and social roles of language and literature. By reading and critiquing their peers’ works, students engage in a culture of collaboration and review. In addition, through classroom visits, specialized workshops, and our BathHouse Events series, students enter into dialogue with authors, publishers, translators, editors, performers, and new media artists.
Elective courses broaden students’ interaction in a larger arena of the arts while providing the expertise required for interdisciplinary approaches to writing. The Program encourages students to consider Art, Philosophy, Communication, Media, Literary Studies, and Theatre Arts as possible minors.
The Creative Writing Program prepares students for a range of writing possibilities and language-centered endeavors.