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Creative Writing

This program was offered for the 2023-2024 academic year and is no longer admitting new students.

Program Overview

When you major in Creative Writing, you gain knowledge and skills in writing and speaking, which positions you well for a successful career in any field. You’ll be ready to become a writer, an editor, a publisher or a journalist, or you can lay the groundwork for a career in marketing, public relations, teaching or law.

Fast Facts

  • You’ll lead group discussions and class projects.
  • You’ll pitch ideas in front of an audience.
  • You’ll learn through reading and writing but also through watching films, listening to music and studying the current media.

Contact Information

Career Options

  • Writer: Median pay $61,240 per year. Writers develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs and other types of media.
  • Editor: Median pay $57,210 per year. Editors plan, review and revise content for publication.
  • Public relations specialist: Median pay $58,020 per year. Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness.