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Creative Writing

Student reading of creative nonfiction at the Chester Gallery

Student reading of creative nonfiction at the Chester Gallery

The Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing at New England College blends curriculum built around a workshop-focused classroom approach with a wide ranging set of hands-on and individually guided practicum opportunities. This structure allows you to engage your creative development in all genres of creative writing by linking classroom delivered theory/practice with its exploration in relevant, real-world settings.

Emphasizing the creative community as an essential element of any creative endeavor, the Creative Writing department is comprised of energetic and engaging faculty (published and active in their field) who are dedicated to the one-on-one availability which distinguishes an NEC education. With a focus on individual transformation, the Creative Writing program bolsters and broadens existing areas of interest as opposed to shepherding you toward a singular aesthetic. The result is a knowledge-based, experiential course of study with an eye on flowering rather than funneling.

Learn more about the Creative Writing program’s learning objectives, requirements, and core and elective courses by clicking on the Academic Catalog to the right.

The Creative Writing program is also available as a Minor. Minoring in Creative Writing provides you the opportunity to distinguish your primary degree through demonstrating an interest in and ability to employ creative modes of thinking and expression.

Creative Writing: Learn by Doing at New England College

Student reading of creative nonfiction at the Chester Gallery

Student reading of creative nonfiction at the Chester Gallery

  • You can look forward to working with experienced faculty who are themselves active in the field of creative writing.
  • Take part in the program’s public reading series, work in an editorial and staff writer capacity with the college’s annual publications, The Henniker Review and Edge Adventure NH Magazine, as well as the college’s bi-weekly newspaper, The NewEnglander.
  • You will enjoy the opportunity to attend master classes with visiting faculty on an annual basis

 

Career Opportunities in Creative Writing

Reading original works by poet David Ryan

Reading original works by poet David Ryan

Creative Writing majors go on to be successful in a broad spectrum of careers and many attend graduate school.

The strength of a creative writing background in combination with the practical, hands-on education unique to the Creative Writing program at NEC affords students the opportunity to be successful in a wide variety of fields ranging from freelance writing to careers in law and business.

In addition, engagement in community-based activities as a Creative Writing major gives students the chance to create strong and lasting professional connections.