Creative Writing

Creative Writing

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As a student of Creative Writing, you will have the chance to hone your craft in several genres: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting. You will also become a skilled reader and critic as you learn how your own work fits into its broader literary, cultural and historical contexts. Collaborating with your classmates to produce publications like The Upper Mississippi Harvest and Kaleidoscope offers valuable experience in editing and publishing. For students interested in dramatic writing, you will have the opportunity to participate in public readings of student works and collaborations with student filmmakers in the theatre and film studies department.

Program Highlights

  • An active, engaged faculty committed to student success
  • Internships at professional organizations with language-rich, challenging environments
  • Study abroad opportunities worldwide, including Alnwick Castle (England) and Mary Immaculate College (Ireland)
  • Student editing and publication opportunities in The Upper Mississippi Harvest, Kaleidoscope and Linguistic Portfolios

Program Distinctions

  • Recent graduates have gone on to writing, editing, and brand management jobs at 3M, Gander Mountain and Cricket Media
  • The Write Place, St. Cloud State’s writing center, employs more than 30 student writing consultants who help thousands of students each year

Student Organizations

Continuing Education

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 93% of English graduates employed
  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
  • 90+ nations represented on campus
  • $4.8 million HD TV broadcasting renovation
  • Top 1% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

  • Copywriting
  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Teaching
  • Social media/brand management