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Creative Writing Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing

Offered on campus

Realize Your Creative Potential

Students who are passionate about creative writing can develop their interests through hands-on workshop classes and literary seminars at Point Park University.

At our Downtown Pittsburgh campus, undergraduates can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing or a creative writing minor working in a variety of genres including:

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Poetry

Hands-On Writing Experience for the Real World

We offer students in our creative writing program rich opportunities for practical experience. In addition to craft-oriented workshops, we host a literary artists club and regularly welcome nationally-known authors to lecture and work with our writing students.

Students in our creative writing major:

  • Analyze important works in the genres they study;
  • Define the most important elements of genres they study;
  • Apply their understanding of creative genres by writing their own creative works;
  • Refine their voices as writers; and
  • Prepare to pursue an M.F.A. degree or a career in the arts or other profession.

Faculty Spotlight: Chris Girman, Ph.D.

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the creative writing major.

Some of the courses in our Bachelor of Arts program include:

  • The Art of the Short Story
  • Grant Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • Haunted America
  • Feminist Fairytales
  • LGBTQ Literature and Culture
  • Mad Science and Literature
  • 21st Century Poetry
  • Reading Race and Shakespeare

Meet Our Faculty

Careers in Creative Writing

With a bachelor's degree in creative writing and English, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:

  • Writer
  • Freelancer
  • Communications professional
  • Publisher
  • Journalist