About: Creative Writing

Siena Heights offers a Bachelor of Arts degree major in Creative Writing as well as a Creative Writing minor.

While the focus is on the writing of poetry, fiction, drama, and screenwriting for film, video and television, the program also seeks to educate writers in other areas of literary studies. Courses in English, American and World Literature provide the necessary background students need to develop as writers.

Also included are courses in Literary Criticism and editing a literary journal. The degree is rounded off by the senior tutorial which requires a creative writing project in the form of poetry, fiction, or drama manuscript.

One of the program highlights is the ability for students to take creative writing classes every semester of their college career. This allows students to build their craft and learn the essentials of pursuing creative writing as a profession from the moment they arrive at Siena Heights.  

Classes are small and intimate, allowing creative writers to get the kind of one-on-one attention they wouldn't get at larger schools. They also get to connect with a close-knit and committed group of students at Siena who are actively producing poems, short stories, novels and plays.

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