Students of creative writing tap into the basic human desire to tell stories—to learn about the experiences of others while sharing their own and building bridges across differences.
Creative writers learn how to use language to express their unique ideas, opinions, and perspectives through poetry and prose.
Students of creative writing add their unique voices to a centuries-old literary discussion, learning from, and responding to, the writers and traditions of the past while forging new paths forward.
Students of creative writing learn how to read as writers—studying what makes writing successful and using those tools to craft their own original work.
Creative writers learn to think critically both on and off the page, questioning assumptions, engaging in dialogue, and coming to—and sharing—their own original conclusions in language that lingers and resonates.
Students of creative writing are exposed to cultures, world views, religions, and perspectives far beyond their own as they explore written texts from around the world, gaining new insight, understanding, and awareness.
Creative writers actively engage in the politics, challenges, and questions that affect our world now.
Creative writers learn how to represent themselves articulately and effectively in both written and spoken language—skills that will serve you well no matter your chosen major!
Students of creative writing give themselves the time and opportunity to create—to make something new and meaningful, changing the world by adding their own artistic mark.
The creative writing students of today are the writers to be studied tomorrow.