Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

The B.F.A. in Creative Writing is a pre-professional degree, 120 -128 credit hours required to complete this degree.The aim of this major is to prepare students to graduate with adequate skills and knowledge in the area of creative and professional writing of fiction, creative non-fiction, media writing, screenplays and corporate writing and editing.

Main Courses

Below are some of the courses to be studied during this program:

  • Media Writing
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Creative Writing: the Short Story
  • Corporate Writing and Editing
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Youth and Children’s Writing
  • Creative Writing Classics
  • Writing and Publishing Industry
  • Novel and Memoir

Skills acquired

Upon successful completion of the degree in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrate observational skills.
  • Understand and apply concepts and methods of composition.
  • Able to develop influencing writing power.
  • Be prepared for ensuing Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
  • Students can write in a variety of forms
  • Able to use their acquired knowledge and skills in professional life.

Career options

With knowledge and skills in creative writing, individuals may pursue jobs as one of the following:

  • Academic
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Art Writer
  • Creative Writer
  • Economist
  • International Business Specialist
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Publishing Professional