Creative Writing
EnglishCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences

Concentrations

BFA in Creative Writing

Fiction • Nonfiction • Poetry

The Department of English offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, one of only 30 BFAs in creative writing nationwide. With three concentrations to choose from (fiction, poetry, nonfiction), the BFA is structured to give students ample opportunity to learn to write and think creatively while also developing vocational writing skills, skills that are desperately needed in the workplace. Students, while undertaking an intensive course of study in their genre, may also take courses such as Digital Writing and Professional And Technical Writing. All students pursuing a BFA are strongly advised to complete on-site workplace internships in writing-intensive environments, and would finish the degree with a submission of a portfolio of work as part of a final-semester capstone course, with final approval from the faculty.

Opportunities

All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities

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literature creativity writing
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