Creative Writing, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Requirements


Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Writer’s Workshop offers a major leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, with concentrations in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Screenwriting

Writer's Workshop Core Requirements
Literature and Theory Core9
CONTEMPORARY WRITERS:IN PERSON IN PRINT
FORM AND THEORY (two times) 1
or
FORM AND THEORY
and INDEPENDENT STUDIES 1
Foreign Language8-10
Select 8-10 hours 2
Lower Level Literature9
Select three (3) 2000-level literature courses from any discipline offering a course in a primary source of literature; WRWS Topics courses (2000) included. Of the 3 courses, at least 1 must be from the following: 3
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH LITERATURE I
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH LITERATURE II
AMERICAN LITERATURE I
AMERICAN LITERATURE II
LITERATURE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE ANCIENT WORLD
LITERATURE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: MIDDLE AGES TO ENLIGHTENMENT
LITERATURE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE MODERN WORLD
Upper Level Literature
ENGL 4340SHAKESPEARE3
Select five (5) additional 3000- or 4000-level literature classes from any language or discipline (in consultation with faculty adviser) offering a course in a primary source of literature. 415
Total Credits44-46

A Creative Writing Minor 

May be obtained by successful completion of 21-25 credits of course work. 

Creative Nonfiction

Requirements:
Writing Core
Select one of the following three course groups:11
Group A:
FUNDAMENTALS OF FICTION WRITING
BASIC FICTION STUDIO
BASIC CREATIVE NONFICTION STUDIO
Group B:
FUNDAMENTALS OF POETRY WRITING
BASIC POETRY STUDIO
BASIC CREATIVE NONFICTION STUDIO
Group C:
FUNDAMENTALS OF FICTION WRITING
FUNDAMENTALS OF POETRY WRITING
BASIC SCREENWRITING AND TELEVISION WRITING STUDIO
BASIC CREATIVE NONFICTION STUDIO
Concentration Area
WRWS 3300INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE NONFICTION STUDIO4
WRWS 4300ADVANCED CREATIVE NONFICTION STUDIO4
WRWS 4310ADVANCED CREATIVE NONFICTION STUDIO II4
Select three of the following:9
MAGAZINE ARTICLE WRITING
PR AND ADVERTISING DESIGN
LITERARY JOURNALISM
STRATEGIC WRITING FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
MODERN FAMILIAR ESSAY
Total Credits32

Fiction and Poetry

Requirements:
Writing Core chosen in consultation with advisor18
FUNDAMENTALS OF FICTION WRITING
FUNDAMENTALS OF POETRY WRITING
Select the relevant Basic Studio plus 2 additional Basic Studios
BASIC FICTION STUDIO
BASIC POETRY STUDIO
BASIC CREATIVE NONFICTION STUDIO
BASIC SCREENWRITING AND TELEVISION WRITING STUDIO
Concentration Area
Select either the Fiction Studio sequence or the Poetry Studio sequence12
Sequence 1:
INTERMEDIATE FICTION STUDIO
ADVANCED FICTION STUDIO II
ADVANCED FICTION STUDIO II
Sequence 2:
ADVANCED POETRY STUDIO II
ADVANCED POETRY STUDIO I
ADVANCED POETRY STUDIO II
Total Credits30

Screenwriting

Requirements:
Writing Core
Select one of the following three course groups:11
Group A:
FUNDAMENTALS OF FICTION WRITING
BASIC FICTION STUDIO
BASIC SCREENWRITING AND TELEVISION WRITING STUDIO
Group B:
FUNDAMENTALS OF POETRY WRITING
BASIC POETRY STUDIO
BASIC SCREENWRITING AND TELEVISION WRITING STUDIO
Group C:
FUNDAMENTALS OF FICTION WRITING
FUNDAMENTALS OF POETRY WRITING
BASIC CREATIVE NONFICTION STUDIO
BASIC SCREENWRITING AND TELEVISION WRITING STUDIO
Concentration Area
WRWS 3600INTERMEDIATE SCREENWRITING STUDIO4
WRWS 4600ADVANCED SCREENWRITING STUDIO I4
WRWS 4610ADVANCED SCREENWRITING STUDIO II4
Select three from the following:9
SELECTED TOPICS IN WRITING
ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE
ADVANCED PROJECTS IN THEATRE
VIDEO FIELD AND STUDIO PRODUCTION
FILM THEORY AND CRITICISM
DIGITAL LITERACIES FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATORS
POLITICS AND FILM
Appropriate 3000- or 4000-level course may be selected from other departments, with approval of WRWS advisor.
Total Credits32