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Creative Writing

Overview

Students interested in creative writing may choose one of two paths: a four-year English BA with a creative writing concentration, or a two-year creative writing associate's degree.

Students who choose the English BA with a creative writing concentration take all five of the university's creative writing workshops, with classes dedicated to poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. They supplement these studies with a nine-course literature sequence, a minor of their choice, and the university's liberal arts core curriculum. 

Students who choose the associate’s degree in creative writing undertake a 60 hour course of study designed to prepare graduates for entry into a four-year, liberal arts degree program or a career in freelance writing. The AA in creative writing can typically be completed in four semesters and consists of a liberal arts core curriculum as well as core-specific classes. 

Interested students in both programs serve on the editorial staff of the Cumberland River Review, a digital literary quarterly featuring new work by writers of national reputation, and attend on-campus readings and author events sponsored by the English department.

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 associate degree in creative writing or the Cumberland River Review should contact Professor Graham Hillard (ghillard@trevecca.edu).

Overview

Students interested in creative writing may choose one of two paths: a four-year English BA with a creative writing concentration, or a two-year creative writing associate's degree.

Students who choose the English BA with a creative writing concentration take all five of the university's creative writing workshops, with classes dedicated to poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. They supplement these studies with a nine-course literature sequence, a minor of their choice, and the university's liberal arts core curriculum. 

Students who choose the associate’s degree in creative writing undertake a 60 hour course of study designed to prepare graduates for entry into a four-year, liberal arts degree program or a career in freelance writing. The AA in creative writing can typically be completed in four semesters and consists of a liberal arts core curriculum as well as core-specific classes. 

Interested students in both programs serve on the editorial staff of the Cumberland River Review, a digital literary quarterly featuring new work by writers of national reputation, and attend on-campus readings and author events sponsored by the English department.

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 associate degree in creative writing or the Cumberland River Review should contact Professor Graham Hillard (ghillard@trevecca.edu).