Stetson University's English department offers a vibrant minor in creative writing, as well as a niche low-residency master's program, the MFA of the Americas. As a creative writing minor with a major in English, students can simply add additional credit hours from a variety of 100-400 level creative writing workshops. Students who major in other programs may also earn a creative writing minor by choosing credit hours from a menu of creative writing workshops and English courses. Students who have chosen to major in natural science, philosophy, physics, theatre arts, art, computer science and digital arts have all become wonderful creative writing minors.
Why Creative Writing at Stetson University?
The faculty is outstanding. Prose writer Teresa Carmody is a founding editor of Les Figues Press, now an imprint of the Los Angeles Review of Books, and she has published a novel, short stories and many other hybrid works. Poet Terri Witek has published six books of poems; she often collaborates with visual artists on performances and museum installations. Lori Snook has a robust connection to outside opportunities in dramatic writing, and Andy Dehnart is the country's top expert in reality television.
Stetson's creative writing programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels offer chances for you to pursue multidisciplinary work. In the undergraduate English-Creative Writing minor, you may elect to count one class in other Creative Arts courses (art, digital art, theater).
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"Creative writing has always been what I’ve come back to. I really wanted to use my creativity and delve into the art world to create awareness for environmental issues and create conversations about those issues."
Stephanie Hanson '21 Environmental Studies, with a minor in Creative Writing
Creative writers term anything that allows them to continue to make and sustain their creative work a "success." For some, this means international travel or acceptances to artist residencies. Some may take paying jobs that combine their skills: Many have gone on to be web designers, teachers, independent consultants and publishers. Most importantly, Stetson's creative writers have become sustained practitioners, with a distinguished history of articles, novels, poetry books, hybrid image/text work and gallery shows.
- Teresa Carmody, PhD, University of Denver
- Terri Witek, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing
- Lori Snook, PhD, University of Arizona
- Andy Dehnart, MFA, Bennington College
Students must meet General Education Requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.
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