Degrees and Programs

Creative Writing Concentration for Students Matriculated Before Sept. 1, 2013

Feb. 1, 1993 — AOS Guidelines: Cultural Studies

Concentration: Creative Writing

Framework: Disciplinary

Concentrations in creative writing generally include studies that will focus on the form, structure and uses of language as it is applied to fiction, poetry or drama. Creative writing is a competency-based concentration which can be achieved through studies in:

  • theory: critical theory, particularly in the student's genre of primary interest
  • history: an appreciation of at least one literary genre in historical perspective through the study of literary texts, major authors or literary criticism
  • practices: facility in writing fiction, poetry or drama.

For disciplinary concentrations in creative writing, major emphasis will be placed on the practice of writing with supporting attention to theoretical and historical studies.