2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Creative Writing, B.F.A.

The undergraduate faculty of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is committed to the following learning objectives for the BFA in Creative Writing program.

Students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary history and of literary forms.
  2. Read, think, and write critically.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of research skills.
  4. Create a thesis in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or drama.

Students take introductory, intermediate, and advanced workshops in the above genres, and in literature that ground them in the English-language tradition and introduce them to other traditions.

Required Courses

Students admitted to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program complete 56 credits in departmental offerings for the degree. In addition to workshops at the 200, 300, and 400 levels, BFA students interested in concentrating in a specific genre take a substantial number of literature and writing courses in that genre. Therefore, it is strongly advised that fiction students take LI 308 - The Art of Fiction , as well as a choice of LI fiction-based courses. Nonfiction students should take LI 303 - The Art of Nonfiction , as well as a choice of LI nonfiction-based courses. Poetry students should take LI 307 - The Art of Poetry , as well as a choice of poetry-based courses.

One course from the following (in the genre of the concentration) (4 credits):

Two courses from any of the 400-level Literature courses (8 credits)

One WR 490 - Senior Creative Thesis (All Genres) (4 credit)

One course in Literature, Publishing, or Writing at the 200 level or above (4 credits)