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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 distinct program also offers students valuable hands-on experience through internships in editing and writing with The Evansville Review, The Ohio River Review, and Measure, as well as local publications such as Evansville Living. These opportunities prepare students for graduate school or careers as writing professionals as they learn alongside prize-winning and widely-published faculty who are committed to building mentoring relationships. Students will also find an innovative curriculum, with classes such as Writing Genre Fiction and Writing the Contemporary Novel, among others.

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 successful guest authors, editors, and publishers who come to campus as guests.
  • Hands-on editing experience with The Evansville Review, Measure, and more.
  • Community outreach through the Student Writers of Indiana program, which teaches creative writing to middle and high school students.