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Creative Writing Programs at Reinhardt University

College of Humanities, Sciences, and Technology
Bachelor | Minor | On Campus

The creative writing program at Reinhardt University is unique because of its small classes and individual attention from award-winning writers. Whether it’s poetry, fiction, playwriting, screenplay, or memoir, students are guided on creative projects with a rich understanding of literary traditions.

Students work one-on-one with faculty on projects that lead toward a publishable manuscript, en route to becoming stalwart editors. Oftentimes, undergraduate students work with M.F.A. students on projects as editors.

Many of the creative writing students have worked as editors on manuscripts that have gone on to be published, including award-winning books. It is not uncommon for the RU CW students to work on graduate-level projects, including working as an editor on the James Dickey Review, which has a national reputation for publishing the best writers in the world.

Choose from numerous genres: poetry, fiction, memoir, drama, or screenplays for your creative writing degree at RU:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (B.F.A.)
  • Creative Writing minor

Creative Writing Minor

Students must select five courses (15 credit hours) from the following list:

  • ENG 280 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 386 Poetry Writing
  • ENG 387 Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 388 Scriptwriting
  • ENG 389 Fiction Writing
  • ENG 450 Senior Thesis (Creative Writing option)

What You’ll Learn at RU

With one-on-one instruction from award-winning professors, the creative writing student can begin at any level and work toward publishing a manuscript. From the beginning draft and planning, through revision and editing, students are guided through the professional process of writing and publishing.

By the time you graduate with a degree in creative writing, you will understand:

  • The major ideas of literary movements and how to apply a study of these movements to the student’s creative work
  • How to recognize and understand the value of other’s creative work
  • How to properly edit for magazine publication
  • How to tap into their creative resources for ideas and inspiration
  • How to communicate ideas
  • How to publish and where to publish

Creative Writing Classes You’ll Take

All creative writing classes are offered as advanced classes. Here are just a few of the CW classes you will take while pursuing your degree:

  • Fiction Writing
  • Script Writing
  • Literary Editing and Publishing
  • Poetry Writing
  • Screenplay Writing
  • Creative Writing Internship

Careers in Creative Writing


Average salary for writers and authors as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Possible Careers

  • Writer
  • Creative Writer
  • Web Designer
  • Curator
  • Video Game Designer
  • Video Game Content Editor
  • Concept Artist
  • UX Designer
  • Printmaker
  • Freelance Writer
  • Advertising Designer
  • VFX Artist
  • Script Doctor

Creative Writing Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Reinhardt’s affordable tuition helps you get the personal attention and real-world experiences that will give you a competitive edge in the creative writing job market.

Based on the 2023-24 RU Catalog, the fee per credit hours is $560. The Catalog includes:

  • Convocation of Artists and Scholars
  • Creative Writing Club
  • English Honor Society – Sigma Tau Delta
  • Tutoring in the Center for Student Success
  • Editor of the student literary journal, Sanctuary
  • Participant in off-campus literary events, such as viewing plays at the Alliance Theatre
  • Meeting local, national, and international authors

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Nearly all students at Reinhardt University receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. Find out what options you may be eligible for.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities round out the total educational program at Reinhardt University. And there is something for everyone, from sports and outdoor recreation, to student government and leadership opportunities, to multicultural and faith-based groups.

Campus Living

Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience and will help you adjust to college life. You’ll have more opportunities to interact with faculty and friends, get involved in activities, and have easy access to classes, the library, performing arts, recreational, and athletic facilities.