Christian Brothers University is offering a NEW Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing beginning August 2012.
The Creative Writing major at CBU will provide students an opportunity to learn and explore the fine craft of writing in a wide variety of methods and styles. With a skilled and widely published faculty, the Department offers beginning and advanced courses in fiction and poetry, along with courses in a range of other writing disciplines, such as creative non-fiction, screenwriting and dramatic writing.
“The CBU department of Literature and Languages is very excited about this opportunity. We look forward to teaching some of the best and brightest college-bound writers that the South has to offer,” noted Karen Golightly, Assistant Professor of Literature and Languages. “We’ve already received great interest and positive feedback from area high schools. We expect to build this unique program to reflect local, regional, and national interest.”
Along with the new program, CBU will be incorporating several new initiatives including, the CBU Readers’ Series and Creative Writing Club. The Readers Series gives students a chance to see nationally-known writers present their work and to receive feedback from them on your own work in small workshop settings. The CBU Creative Writing Club will provide a social outlet and community forum for students to share their work with their peers. Students will also be able to collaborate with CBU’s Visual and Performing Arts department on projects — such as dramatic writing and screenwriting with the theatre program, or poetry and fiction writing with the Visual Arts program for multimedia art projects and CBU’s own Castings literary journal. A minor in Creative Writing will also be offered.
The Creative Writing program offers a well-rounded education that enables students to enter the job market or graduate school immediately following graduation. In addition, with the technological changes in publishing today, students will have greater opportunities to publish quality, literary writing both electronically and in print after completing their B.A. in Creative Writing at CBU.
For more information, contact Karen Golightly at (901) 321- 4483 or firstname.lastname@example.org . ###