The English Writing concentration is for students who intend to develop professional skills in either Creative Writing or Media Writing. Over the course of their study, students will master terminology; understand historical, legal, and ethical issues relevant to the field; and study the works of established writers and professionals. The writing major emphasizes expanding competencies in observation, research, and analysis that enable writers to gather material from a variety of sources and perspectives for their work. Writing majors will understand the interdisciplinary demands inherent in creative and media writing (including issues of design) and will enhance their appreciation of the aesthetic possibilities inherent in the writing life.
Writing courses are taught by dedicated professors who are practicing writers themselves. The writing concentration offers courses of study cross-listed with Art, Communication Studies, and Theater Arts.