The associate’s degree in creative writing is a 60-hour course of study designed to prepare students for entry into a four-year, liberal arts degree program or a career in freelance writing. The A.A. in creative writing can be completed in four semesters and consists of a general education core curriculum as well as core specific classes. 

Trevecca’s creative writing offerings include two courses in poetry writing, two in fiction writing, and one in the composition of creative nonfiction. Interested students serve on the editorial staff of The Cumberland River Review, a digital literary quarterly that regularly features new work by writers of national reputation, and attend on-campus readings and author events sponsored by the English department’s Young Poets Series and History of Thought in Western Civilization Series.

Trevecca’s creative writing workshops are among the most student-focused courses on campus. Students write and revise original work in peer groups that are both challenging and supportive, and faculty instruction is dedicated to practical tips for the writing life. Trevecca creative writing students have gone on to jobs in publishing and editing, nonprofit administration, marketing, and many other industries and have successfully pursued freelance writing careers, graduate and professional school admission, and careers in public and preparatory school teaching.

Students interested in the creative writing associate degree in creative writing, or The Cumberland River Review should contact Professor Graham Hillard (