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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing, BA

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As part of a close-knit community of literary artists, Saint Mary’s Creative Writing majors study the art and craft of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama, learning how to generate, polish and publish original work that captures the diversity and complexity of our world.

As a Creative Writing major, you will study and receive mentorship from nationally recognized writers-including the College’s permanent faculty, as well as Distinguished Visiting Writers-producing and discussing poems, stories, essays and plays in workshops, studying classic and contemporary literature, and honing the professional skills and knowledge necessary to lead a life of letters. Creative Writing majors will graduate prepared for careers wherever memorable storytelling and attention to language are in demand: writing, publishing, film and television, creative agency work, graduate study in the literary arts, and more.

Introduction to Creative Writing

8 units required. ENGL 260 must be taken twice.

Theoretical Foundations

The following courses are required

Diverse Voices in Literature

Take at least 7 units of Upper Division English Literature courses that introduce the MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES learning objective, including but not limited to:


A creative capstone project is required for the major. (This capstone will be listed as a separate section of ENGL 496)

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