Creative Writing - Coastal Carolina University
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Creative Writing

The Creative Writing concentration is for English majors interested in creating original poems, essays, and stories. You will write imaginative works in multiple genres and craft revisions in response to workshop feedback designed to support your growth. The bodies of work you leave with will be diverse, but they will all be attentive to language, in forms worthy of the content they hold, thematically layered and relevant, and demonstrative of your unique voice. 

BA Creative Writing - English

Minor Creative Writing



Experiential Opportunities

For students in the Creative Writing concentration, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to refine your writing skills and develop your creativity.

Archarios Literary Magazine

Words to Say It Reading Series

Tempo Magazine Spring 2020

Tempo Magazine




Several lab spaces allow you to explore creative writing across media and cultures.

Atheaneum Press

Digital Commons




In addition to your major requirements, the concentration allows you to specialize in creative writing.

Major Requirements
(9 Courses)

ENGL 300 | Critical Conversations in English
ENGL 301 | Forms of Creative Writing


4 Perspectives ENGL Courses


3 Form and Style Courses

(6 Courses)

Choose six of the following courses:

ENGL 362 – Fiction I
ENGL 365 – Creative Nonfiction I
ENGL 368 – Poetry I
ENGL 462 – Fiction II
ENGL 465 – Creative Nonfiction II
ENGL 468 – Poetry II
ENGL 469 – Special Topics in Creative Writing

(2 Courses)

ENGL 411 | English Capstone Seminar
ENGL 483 | Theory of Literary Criticism

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Minor in Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Minor is dedicated to helping you develop the skills necessary to write high-quality poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Courses within the minor offer intensive study of the craft of poetry and prose writing, while focusing on the elements common to all literature, regardless of genre: specificity in detail and description, precision with regard to diction, clarity of thought, and the development of a strong and unique voice. Most classes are taught in a workshop setting, where you generate your own poems, stories, and essays in addition to reading and critiquing pieces written by your peers and by published authors.

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Program Faculty Spotlight

The English department has award-winning faculty and instructors who regularly involve students in their research projects.

Priscilla Meyers

Dan Albergotti

Kearns Palmetto Professor, Creative Writing


Jonathan Doe

Jessica Lee Richardson

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, Coordinator of Creative Writing



Jason Ockert

Professor of Creative Writing


Amanda Green
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Student and Alumni Work

Other Degree Concentrations in English

Popular Certificates and Minors



Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (High School, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport

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Program Contact

Jen Boyle
Chair, Professor

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