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Program Information

Wofford College offers a degree in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Creative Writing for students who do not major in English. Drawing upon faculty success in both the teaching and practice of writing, Wofford provides courses and student publishing opportunities in fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, and the personal essay.

Courses include the following:

Short Story Workshop
Advanced Short Story Workshop
Poetry Workshop
Advanced Poetry Workshop
The Art of the Personal Essay
Playwriting Workshop
Advanced Playwriting Workshop
Novella Workshop
Screenwriting Workshop
Advanced Screenwriting Workshop

For the concentration in Creative Writing, students must successfully complete English 260 and nine advanced courses, four of which (12 semester hours) must come from the Creative Writing sequence above. Two of the Creative Writing courses must be in the same genre (fiction, poetry, playwriting or screenwriting). The remaining five courses must include one course from each of the English department categories A-E. For the minor in Creative Writing, students must successfully complete four courses from the Creative Writing sequence and two literature courses, one of which should be contemporary.

Other important resources available for a student of creative writing include literature courses in contemporary fiction, drama, and poetry, the Wofford Writers Series, a variety of readings downtown at the Hub City bookstore, Wofford Theatre, publication opportunities in The Journal, and The Benjamin Wofford Prize.