University of Evansville

Creative Writing

As one of only seven universities nationwide to offer a BFA in creative writing, UE's creative writing program ranks among the country's best.

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The Creative Writing Program

The Department of Creative Writing is one of the few schools in the country with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree offering purposeful, hands-on experiences.

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The Department of Creative Writing is one of the few schools in the country to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in creative writing. Our innovative curriculum includes courses in genre fiction, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, and contemporary poetry, among others.

In addition, we offer students editing and publishing internships with nationally and internationally-recognized literary journals such as The Evansville Review and Measure. These hands-on experiences introduce students to the professional life of writers, editors, and publishers, preparing students for graduate school or careers as editors and publishers as they learn alongside prize-winning and widely-published faculty who are committed to building mentoring relationships and introducing students to the professional world of writing, editing, and publishing.

Benefits for UE Creative Writing Students

  • Exciting internship opportunities with magazines, nonprofit organizations, advertising agencies, and more.
  • Readings and workshops led by UE faculty and notable writers, editors, and publishers who come to campus as guests.
  • Hands-on editing experience with The Evansville Review, Measure, and more.