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College Of Arts And Sciences
Creative Writing & Literature
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Why Study Creative Writing & Literature?

A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in creative writing offers a way for students to write compellingly about the issues at the “deep heart’s core” of their – and our – experience. Through workshops in the practice of craft, majors develop their capacity for expression and persuasion, seeking the voice and form of expression that best connects what they have to say with their audience. In literature courses, they learn to read like a writer and to contextualize their own work. The capstone project, a book-length manuscript, teaches self-reliance: students learn to apply their skills and carry a creative vision through to completion. The major’s interdisciplinary aspects and project-driven structure promote creative thinking about students’ own interests and burgeoning competencies, about the nature of truth, and about the time and place in which their imaginations live.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Ethics of the Creative Imagination
  • Forms of Interdisciplinary Arts

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Intro to Contemporary Literature
  • Intro to Creative Writing
  • Forms of Creative Nonfiction
  • Forms of Scriptwriting

ADMISSION INFO:

Admission to the BFA in Creative Writing requires a statement of purpose, writing sample and letter of recommendation submitted directly to the program.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Manager, Marketing Communications
  • Consultant
  • Administrator
  • Librarian

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Aetna
  • Bellman Creative Marketing
  • Texas A&M University Writing Center
  • Friends Academy

Related Majors

Interested in this Major?

Southampton Arts Programs

Chair: Julie Sheehan

Office: Melville Library, N3017

Phone: (631) 632-1133

College Of Arts And Sciences
Creative Writing & Literature
Back to all Programs

Why Study Creative Writing & Literature?

A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in creative writing offers a way for students to write compellingly about the issues at the “deep heart’s core” of their – and our – experience. Through workshops in the practice of craft, majors develop their capacity for expression and persuasion, seeking the voice and form of expression that best connects what they have to say with their audience. In literature courses, they learn to read like a writer and to contextualize their own work. The capstone project, a book-length manuscript, teaches self-reliance: students learn to apply their skills and carry a creative vision through to completion. The major’s interdisciplinary aspects and project-driven structure promote creative thinking about students’ own interests and burgeoning competencies, about the nature of truth, and about the time and place in which their imaginations live.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Ethics of the Creative Imagination
  • Forms of Interdisciplinary Arts

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Intro to Contemporary Literature
  • Intro to Creative Writing
  • Forms of Creative Nonfiction
  • Forms of Scriptwriting

ADMISSION INFO:

Admission to the BFA in Creative Writing requires a statement of purpose, writing sample and letter of recommendation submitted directly to the program.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Manager, Marketing Communications
  • Consultant
  • Administrator
  • Librarian

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Aetna
  • Bellman Creative Marketing
  • Texas A&M University Writing Center
  • Friends Academy

Related Majors

Interested in this Major?

Southampton Arts Programs

Chair: Julie Sheehan

Office: Melville Library, N3017

Phone: (631) 632-1133

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