Language & Literature

Contact Information

Elena Levy-Navarro
Department Chair
Phone: (262) 472-5047
Location: Laurentide 3110

Peter Hoff
Foreign Language Coordinator
Phone: (262) 472-1591
Location: Laurentide 3209

Elizabeth Lamb
Academic Dept Assoc
Phone: (262) 472-1036
Location: Laurentide 3112

Creative Writing Program

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.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH CREATIVE WRITING? 

A Creative Writing emphasis or minor can prepare you for many professional paths, including teaching, publishing, copywriting, screenwriting, communications and more.

CREATIVE WRITING MAJOR & MINOR REQUIREMENTS

The tiered curriculum for Creative Writing is designed to:

  • Broaden students' understanding about the writing process and the craft-based choices made by writers
  • Encourage analytical abilities
  • Prompt students to work across genres to strengthen their writing

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.

Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550
E-mail: lsadvise@uww.edu

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