Courses for a Degree in Creative Writing

Creative Writing focuses on studying expert writers and then writing your own poetry and fiction.

For this major you’ll take lots of creative writing classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in creative writing.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in creative writing:

Creative Writing Courses:

  • Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry
  • British Literature
  • Principles of Modern Grammar
  • American Fiction in the 1950s
  • Love in the Age of Shakespeare
  • Asian American Graphic Novels
  • Science Fiction
  • Literary Editing and Publishing
  • Multimedia Authoring
  • Technical and Professional Writing
  • Poetry: Rhythm and Myth
  • Literature of the City
  • Contemporary Latina Poetry
  • The Art of Dialogue

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology