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Studying Creative Writing at Weber State

As part of the English program, the creative writing emphasis requires upper-division courses that help you develop skills in poetry, fiction and nonfiction writing.

Creative Writing Highlights

Weber State’s creative writing program gives you the chance to work closely with a faculty mentor to complete your creative writing portfolio, which will include a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry from your time at Weber State.

Patrick Ramsay

Class of 2017

“Thanks to Weber State's creative writing professors' invaluable insights and endless support, I will be publishing my senior portfolio as a chapbook with a local publisher later this year.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Along with obtaining a solid foundation in English, you’ll explore different writing styles and storytelling techniques.

Topics of study include:

  • Poetic writing
  • Novel writing
  • Biographical writing
  • Article writing
  • Short story crafting
  • Critical approaches to literature

What You Can Do after Weber

After Weber State, you can pursue a career with range of businesses that value written communication skills, or apply for a Master of Arts in English program or other graduate programs.

Specific job titles include:

  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Copy editor
  • Journalist

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for creative writing graduates in the U.S.
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... 
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)