Creative writers are daydreamers and romantics, but they are also, as the poet Shelley said, "the unacknowledged legislators of the world." Our bachelor's degree in creative writing and publishing offers students the opportunity to combine their own creative work in poetry, fiction and literary nonfiction with an understanding of the world of print and digital publishing that brings such works to the public.
Perfect Your Craft
Our creative writing and publishing program addresses all aspects of this multifaceted discipline, preparing students for careers as poets, playwrights, speechwriters, journalists, copywriters, educators and publishers.
In the workshop setting, our students pursue the art of reflection, negotiation, critical analysis and diplomacy while deepening their empathy, their imaginative capacity and their understanding of the human experience.
Working closely with professionals in the field, our students perfect their craft through focused coursework, creative exercises and workshop critique. They enjoy small classes, a dedicated faculty and a lively program of extracurricular readings, all of which provide a supportive and challenging writing community.
Life After Salve
Students who wish to pursue creative writing and publishing as a career may focus their work in poetry, fiction or literary nonfiction. Additionally, they may consider careers in publishing, journalism, technical communication, education, social media, marketing, advertising, public relations, government, law or business.
Possible employers include:
- Publishing houses
- Advertising agencies
- Digital/interactive agencies
- Newspapers or magazines
- Broadcast media companies
- Trade, professional or consumer publications
- Government agencies
- Universities and university presses
- Literary agents
- Technical industries