Creative Writing

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Bring Your Stories to Life

Do you aspire to write fiction, poetry or screenplays? A minor in creative writing will give you a solid foundation in English so you can pursue being a professional creative writer. Students in the creative writing minor can submit their works to the Prairie Winds, our literary journal. In your senior capstone course, you'll prepare and publish a manuscript which will be housed in the McGovern Library. 

What can you do with a creative writing degree?

With your skills in creative writing, you could find success in these careers:

  • Published author
  • English teacher
  • Journalist or public relations
  • Marketing or business writing 

Creative Writing Course Catalog 

What will you study in your creative writing courses? Check out English courses you'll complete during your time at DWU: 

  • American Multiethnic Literature
  • Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • Creative Writing Capstone

Find more of the classes you will take in our academic catalog.

Get to Know Your Professors

Learn how to be the professional writer from our teachers! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Any Questions?

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