As a writer, your words set you apart—and so does the way you look at the world and process your thoughts into observations on the page.
LVC’s creative writing major will help you hone each of those skills, from idea to end product. You’ll learn from faculty who are adept at bringing out your best while giving you the skills to write, speak, and think with clarity and creativity. Our program is study-abroad-friendly and features a journalism track.
For students who qualify, need-based departmental scholarships are available to support your LVC goals. You can also apply for our Creative Writing Fellows Scholarship, which is awarded based on your portfolio.
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Creative writing takes so many forms: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, script writing, journalism, digital media, and more, and it’s easy to combine with other majors. Write for our student publications La Vie Collegienne and Green Blotter, contribute to our alumni magazine and website, or complete an internship that aligns with your interests. Your classes at LVC are just the beginning of a career ripe with possibilities.
Take the Stage
Wig & Buckle, the oldest continually operating student group on campus, produces three to four shows a year. Students from all majors are welcome. As a Creative Writing major, you’ll build a new appreciation for how lines on the page come to life on stage.
It’s one thing to study a writer; it’s another to discuss the creative process face-to-face. Our “Writing: A Life” series brings visiting writers to campus, giving students in all disciplines the chance to interact with working artists and build a deeper understanding of the way literature affects society.
Every career requires skills in observation, analysis, collaboration, and communication. As you pursue your creative writing degree, you’ll develop the ability to innovate, see what others miss, and express yourself in compelling, well-constructed language. These are just a few of the wide variety of career opportunities enjoyed by our graduates. For more, check out this short video made by students, faculty, and alumni.
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