CREATIVE WRITING

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Overview

When you major in Creative Writing, you gain knowledge and skills in writing and speaking, which positions you well for a successful career in any field. You’ll be ready to become a writer, an editor, a publisher or a journalist, or you can lay the groundwork for a career in marketing, public relations, teaching or law.

What you’ll study: Writing, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, print journalism, grammar.

What you can do: Become a professional writer, a journalist, an editor, a lawyer or a PR specialist.

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Students have interned at:

  • Writing from the Margins Literary Institute
  • Publishing houses
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Media outlets
  • Public relations agencies


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You could be …

A writer: Median pay $61,240 per year. Writers develop written content for advertisements, books, magazines, movie and television scripts, songs, blogs and other types of media.

An editor: Median pay $57,210 per year. Editors plan, review and revise content for publication.

A public relations specialist: Median pay $58,020 per year. Public relations specialists create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)


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