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Creative Writing Degree Program Overview

If you have a passion for storytelling and want to pursue a career using your writing talents, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Creative Writing and English program can help you get on the right path.

You'll develop your writing skills alongside students from across the country, who represent an incredible range of voices and experiences. Together, you'll participate in workshops, producing work and presenting it to your peers for commentary and discussion.

Additional courses focus on the publishing industry and provide students the chance to reflect and build their writer’s platform. With a catalog of courses in literature, students will also use literary analysis to inform their imaginative application of storytelling elements.

After advanced study in our creative writing program, graduates will have essential writing and critical-thinking skill sets that can translate to a wide range of professions, including journalism, content writing, editing, copywriting, publishing, filmmaking, communications and more.

Learn how to:

  • Analyze and appreciate literary form, genre, structure and style
  • Employ the conventions and techniques of genres to shape your work
  • Create advanced work using skills developed during your workshop training

"Everything I learned during my degree journey added to my understanding of how to write and boosted my creativity," said Aubrie Arnold '20, a graduate of the creative writing program. "I now feel like I can and will write novels – I’m working on that now – and I feel like I have the correct tools to make those novels successful.”

When you choose to study creative writing at SNHU, you have the option to stay with the general track – which gives you the flexibility to study a variety of genres – or you can opt to add one of our 4 concentrations to your degree: fiction, nonfiction, poetry or screenwriting.