A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Creative Writing and English Literature is an undergraduate degree program that combines the study of literature with the development of creative writing skills. The program aims to provide students with a strong foundation in English literature while fostering their creativity and expression through writing.
Duration: Typically a three to four-year program, depending on the university or college offering the degree.
Curriculum: The curriculum includes a mix of core English literature courses, creative writing workshops, and elective courses.
Core English Literature Courses: Common core subjects in the BA program include British literature, American literature, world literature, literary analysis, literary theory, and literary history.
Introduction to English Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, English Language and Composition, Literary Theory and Criticism, Poetry Workshop, Elective Course I (e.g., Introduction to Drama, Fiction Writing, etc.).
British Literature I (Medieval to 18th Century), Fiction Workshop, American Literature I (Colonial to 19th Century), Language and Linguistics, Elective Course II (e.g., Shakespearean Drama, Screenwriting, etc.), Summer Internship/Training.
British Literature II (19th to 21st Century), Nonfiction Workshop, American Literature II (20th Century to Contemporary), Introduction to World Literature, Elective Course III (e.g., Writing for Media, Children's Literature, etc.).
Literary Research and Analysis, Playwriting Workshop, Introduction to Postcolonial Literature, Elective Course IV (e.g., Creative Nonfiction, Literary Editing, etc.), Elective Course V (from the earlier electives or other specialized topics).
Romantic and Victorian Literature, Advanced Fiction Workshop, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Elective Course VI (from the earlier electives or other specialized topics), Elective Course VII (from the earlier electives or other specialized topics), Research Project/Dissertation.
Renaissance and Restoration Literature, Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop, Elective Course VIII (from the earlier electives or other specialized topics), Elective Course IX (from the earlier electives or other specialized topics), Final Presentation and Viva Voce.