If you have a passion for storytelling and wish to pursue a career using your writing talents, consider a degree in Creative Writing at UW-Whitewater. Every step of our Creative Writing program is designed to help you unleash your imagination.
A degree in Creative Writing provides opportunities to cultivate and improve upon your craft. You will learn about the industry from published writers, study literature from a writer's point of view, and participate in a variety of writing courses across a variety of genres - from fiction and creative nonfiction, to poetry, screenwriting, and nature writing, among others.
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A Creative Writing emphasis or minor can prepare you for many professional paths, including teaching, publishing, copywriting, screenwriting, communications and more.
The tiered curriculum for Creative Writing is designed to:
English courses outside of Creative Writing provide additional practice in the careful reading, writing, and understanding of creative texts.In order to achieve a professional level and produce a sizeable body of work, Creative Writing majors are required to take at least six intermediate and advanced-level writing workshops in a variety of genres. Students begin the program by taking an introductory creative writing course and a literature course aimed specifically at writers. The capstone course for students is Advanced Writers Studio in which students will create a sizeable body of work of publishable quality in their chosen genre.
For more information and to learn about oppurtunities the program offers, seach the links under Program Resources.