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Creative Writing (BA)


Students in the Creative Writing program are dreamers ready to explore the depths of their imaginations on paper! With a wealth of resources and a wide breadth of scholarly, well-read faculty members, students are taught to build upon traditional aspects of literature to develop critical reading abilities, cultivate innovative writing skills and analyze complex texts. SVSU encourages students to hone their craft as storytellers and poets, reading and writing in small workshops to share their power of language, literature and writing to enrich their future careers.

Cardinal Points

  • The Voices in the Valley series brings renowned poets and fiction writers from across the country to share their work with the campus community.

  • All graduates of the Creative Writing program who have applied to graduate school have been accepted.

  • Creative Writing students can apply for the Seitz Creative Writing Scholarship to help fund their studies. 

SVSU’s Creative Writing program offers a strong foundation in creative non-fiction and fiction with courses in poetry and prose. Life as a Creative Writing major includes developing a unique literary voice while exploring the expansive history of each given genre. Students will receive an imaginative and novel education to prepare them for career in graduate school, publishing and everything in between!

Highlighted Courses

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

Our Students After Graduation...


Aevitas Creative Management
Burton Glen Charter Academy
Quicken Loans
Wired Public Relations

Graduate Programs

Central Michigan University
Columbia College Chicago
Oklahoma State University
University of Michigan
University of Oregon
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Career Opportunities

Content Strategist
Human Resources Specialist
Literary Agent

  • Editors who have adapted to online media and are comfortable writing and working with a variety of electronic and digital tools are an asset to the publishing industry.
  • $59,480 is the median yearly pay for an editor in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s Creative Writing program, graduates can have careers as writers, editors, public relations specialists and content marketing specialists.

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.