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34 Bachelor of Arts Programs in Creative Writing

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing is an ideal opportunity for individuals with a passion for writing and a desire to pursue a career using their writing talents. Students earning a degree in creative writing learn about the industry from published authors, share creative ideas with other students, and study literature through a diverse variety of courses. What is a BA in Creative Writ… Read more

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing is an ideal opportunity for individuals with a passion for writing and a desire to pursue a career using their writing talents. Students earning a degree in creative writing learn about the industry from published authors, share creative ideas with other students, and study literature through a diverse variety of courses.

What is a BA in Creative Writing? The Bachelor of Arts degree involves the study of the history of literature, with a focus on fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scriptwriting. Furthermore, students are provided various opportunities to improve upon and cultivate their talents and writing skills. Program participants learn about the basics of effective writing styles while engaging in an imaginative enterprise. Spending time with agents, editors, and publishers and participating in readings, workshops, and networking events equips program participants with the tools for success in a creative writing career.

There are various reasons that students choose to enroll in a Bachelor of Arts program. For instance, if an individual enjoys writing, then engaging in workshops taught by published writers expands their imagination and writing skills through experimentation, practice, critical reading, and discussion.

The program costs vary depending on the facility. Typically the course length is between one and three years. Prospective students should thoroughly research each school prior to deciding on a program to ensure that the goals align with their career plans.

Students can work in numerous professional areas after earning their degree. For example, individuals can explore career paths in publishing, journalism, screenwriting, copywriting, and communications. Often graduates pursue careers in education and professional editing.

There are many international options available for the program through a diverse selection of universities. Online coursework provides an ideal option for individuals living around the world with limited access to an institution. Additionally, Internet-based learning opportunities offer flexible schedules for students who work or have a family. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

Students undertaking English with Creative Writing at Queen’s explore literature in English in the widest possible sense and work with some of the leading writers working in t ... +

Students undertaking English with Creative Writing at Queen’s explore literature in English in the widest possible sense and work with some of the leading writers working in the UK and Ireland. From the earliest writings in Anglo-Saxon to contemporary Irish, British, and ‘global’ literature, students study English in its historical, cultural and material contexts. Our language modules explore the history and structure of English; its day-to-day usage, including in the media; and the major influences that have shaped it over the last millennium and a half. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2023
25 Jan 2023
Campus
 
Middlesex University Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Our Creative Writing and Journalism programme offers the unique experience of combining both subjects to enable you to fully explore and develop your skills across different s ... +

Our Creative Writing and Journalism programme offers the unique experience of combining both subjects to enable you to fully explore and develop your skills across different styles of writing such as fiction, screenwriting, short story, long-form journalism and multimodal journalism. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, USA

Thorough. Challenging. Substantive. These are some terms independent reviewers have used to describe Susquehanna’s creative writing program, one of the most rigorous and succe ... +

Thorough. Challenging. Substantive. These are some terms independent reviewers have used to describe Susquehanna’s creative writing program, one of the most rigorous and successful undergraduate programs in the nation. When The Princeton Review recently recognized Susquehanna University as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates, surveyed Susquehanna students pointed to a variety of academic offerings that make Susquehanna stand out, including the university’s “top-notch” creative writing program. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 

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Lindenwood University
Saint Charles, USA

A Creative Writing Emphasis at Lindenwood University requires 36 credit hours of coursework in a range of courses including study in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. You will ... +

A Creative Writing Emphasis at Lindenwood University requires 36 credit hours of coursework in a range of courses including study in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. You will have the opportunity to write both long and short-form original creative texts and to workshop them with your professors and peers. With course options that include both writing workshops and literary study, our program allows students and aspiring authors to engage in intensive creative growth as both writers and readers. You also have the option to expand your study beyond traditional creative and literary texts to include courses in technical writing, grammar, and rhetoric. You will even get the chance to work on the student-run literary magazine Arrow Rock and to learn about how to publish your own work professionally. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
21 Aug 2023
01 Jun 2023
Campus
 
University of Portsmouth
Southsea, United Kingdom

Every lecture, seminar, and event on our Creative Writing degree course will inspire you to develop your writing voice across various media, from stories and poetry to plays a ... +

Every lecture, seminar, and event on our Creative Writing degree course will inspire you to develop your writing voice across various media, from stories and poetry to plays and screenplays. Learn about the theory behind the art of writing and discover the history of storytelling and narrative, guided by a team of industry and research experts spanning writing, media and performance. You can also broaden your writing experience by studying abroad and attending an optional professional placement. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

The Creative and Professional Writing Programme at HKBU is the first UGC-funded undergraduate programme in Hong Kong tertiary institutions dedicated to creative and profession ... +

The Creative and Professional Writing Programme at HKBU is the first UGC-funded undergraduate programme in Hong Kong tertiary institutions dedicated to creative and professional writing learning in both the Chinese and English languages. The Programme has developed from a very popular concentration of the Humanities Programme. Apart from cultivating students to write in the creative and professional fields, the Creative and Professional Writing Programme also aims to nurture students' academic potential, cultural dimensions and sense of creativity, and to enhance their professional value. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English (UK), Chinese
01 Sep 2023
31 May 2023
Campus
 
Queen's University Belfast - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Belfast, United Kingdom

Students undertaking English with Creative Writing at Queen’s explore literature in English in the widest possible sense and work with some of the leading writers working in t ... +

Students undertaking English with Creative Writing at Queen’s explore literature in English in the widest possible sense and work with some of the leading writers working in the UK and Ireland. From the earliest writings in Anglo-Saxon to contemporary Irish, British, and ‘global’ literature, students study English in its historical, cultural and material contexts. Our language modules explore the history and structure of English; its day-to-day usage, including in the media; and the major influences that have shaped it over the last millennium and a half. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2023
30 Jun 2023
Campus
 
London Metropolitan University
London, United Kingdom

Study on a degree that combines theoretical study with the development of your own creative voice as a writer. Taught by experienced poets and novelists, our Creative Writing ... +

Study on a degree that combines theoretical study with the development of your own creative voice as a writer. Taught by experienced poets and novelists, our Creative Writing and English Literature BA will increase your understanding of literature through the study of the historical and contemporary genres in national and international contexts. Publishing, the arts, education, communications and business sectors are just a few of the areas open to you after graduation. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
University of Wisconsin Superior
Superior, USA

The best writers take new chances, seek feedback and have the ability to write articulately for every audience. The Writing Program at UW-Superior promotes this potential by p ... +

The best writers take new chances, seek feedback and have the ability to write articulately for every audience. The Writing Program at UW-Superior promotes this potential by providing a hands-on, active style of learning. In small, workshop-style classes, you can expect to read widely, brainstorm, draft, peer review, get feedback and revise your writing in an encouraging and inventive atmosphere. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Loras College
Dubuque, USA

The Creative Writing major at Loras College offers extraordinary depth and range, together with the kind of close, sustained faculty mentoring which is only possible at a smal ... +

The Creative Writing major at Loras College offers extraordinary depth and range, together with the kind of close, sustained faculty mentoring which is only possible at a small college. Students choose from introductory and advanced courses in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction, along with specialized courses in Screenwriting; Nature Writing; Fantastic Fiction; Writing for New Media; Writing as Social Action; Rhetoric & Political Engagement, Grant & Proposal Writing; and Revision, Editing & Publishing. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Jan 2023
Campus