Students in the Creative Writing concentration will study and practice the art and craft of writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction as part of a broader humanistic inquiry. As students progress through introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses, they will sharpen skills in crafting poetry and prose while refining aesthetics, style, grammar, and mechanics. They will become engaged, insightful readers and critics of contemporary poetry and prose, regularly exchange drafts with peers and learn to offer thoughtful, substantial feedback, and actively revise creative work and reflect on their growth and processes. The act of writing creatively gives students valuable sentence-level expertise but also instills in them how to question, contemplate, explore, problem-solve, empathize, observe, and imagine—all of which can open opportunities in the fields of writing, editing, publishing, education, and the arts, as well as in law, business, public service, and nonprofit sectors.
Check the university catalog for more information on the Concentration in Creative Writing.
If you have additional questions or require further information, please contact Academic Advisor Gina Karp.
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Learn how Anna Grace Thrailkill (BA 2021) draws on what she learned in her creative writing classes as a Newsletter Producer for Our State magazine, a publication that showcases travel destinations and the history, culture, and cuisine of North Carolina:
Listen to Rachel Sheering (BA 2008) talk about how her English Major prepared for numerous kinds of jobs, including her work as a Keynote Speaker and Virtual Emcee: