The Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing is for students who want the intensity of a conservatory education within a liberal arts degree. This program requires a capstone sequence of six hours of senior thesis culminating in the creation of a substantial work of original fiction, poetry and/or creative nonfiction. B.F.A. students are required to minor in literature. A public reading of the student’s work, a selection from the thesis, is required in the senior year.
Every B.F.A. student must take ENG 261 and ENG 463. Within the intermediate and advanced workshops, students have some leeway to focus on particular genres but are expected to take at least one workshop in each area.
With the consent of your advisor, THR 463 (Playwriting) also may be used to fulfill three hours of the 400-level creative writing workshop courses.