Fostering Your Imagination

Are you an enthusiastic writer thinking about turning your passion into a career? Develop your voice in Ashland University’s Creative Writing program.

A degree in Creative Writing is an asset to nearly any career you pursue because it helps you develop critical thinking and clear expression.

Contact Us

Administrative Assistant

Lindsay Brandon-Smith
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5110
lbrando2@ashland.edu

Department Contact

au-english@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Academic Year

English Department Master Syllabi

Department Course Rotations

Current Academic Year
Creative Writing, B.A. Four-Year Guide

Core Curriculum

Sample courses include:

  • Problems in Creative Writing. Explore the development of individual style and voice in student writing through a series of prose and poetry projects.

  • Writers' Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Fiction. Taught by professors with extensive publishing experience, this seminar course discusses the craft of writing fiction and creative nonfiction.

  • Capstone Course in Creative Writing. Study the editing and presentation of your literary output.

  • Writers' Workshop: Poetry. Taught by professors with extensive publishing experience, this seminar course discusses the craft of writing poetry.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Administrative Assistant

Lindsay Brandon-Smith
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5110
lbrando2@ashland.edu

Department Contact

au-english@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Academic Year

English Department Master Syllabi

Department Course Rotations

Current Academic Year
Creative Writing, B.A. Four-Year Guide

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Sample courses include:

  • Problems in Creative Writing. Explore the development of individual style and voice in student writing through a series of prose and poetry projects.

  • Writers' Workshop: Creative Nonfiction/Fiction. Taught by professors with extensive publishing experience, this seminar course discusses the craft of writing fiction and creative nonfiction.

  • Capstone Course in Creative Writing. Study the editing and presentation of your literary output.

  • Writers' Workshop: Poetry. Taught by professors with extensive publishing experience, this seminar course discusses the craft of writing poetry.

The Advantages of Ashland's Creative Writing Program

In the Creative Writing program at Ashland University, you’ll have numerous opportunities to learn from experienced authors and create works of your own. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a fully developed manuscript. In your senior capstone course, you will work toward creating a polished series of stories, essays, or a chapbook of poems.

You’ll also:

  • Receive personalized attention from professors who are published authors dedicated to helping you succeed.

  • Learn about the publishing process from professors and authors who have experienced it firsthand.

  • Receive invaluable feedback on your personal work from your introductory writing workshops through the evaluation of your senior capstone manuscrip.

  • Meet with published authors who visit the English department as guest speakers (including Pulitzer Prize award winners).

  • Gain rewarding real world experience through internships with Ashland Poetry Press, or the Ashland Master of Fine Arts program.

  • Join the editorial team of the Black Fork Review, a literary journal run by students and featuring student writing.

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