Concentrations in Creative Writing and Publishing
Undergraduate English majors have the opportunity to pursue a concentration in one of two specializations: Creative Writing and Publishing.
The Creative Writing program at WUSTL is one of the premier programs in the country. As undergraduate concentrators, students can pursue their interest in creative writing, and specialize in one of three workshop genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry. The program also offers a wide array of electives in the craft of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including microfiction, humor writing, prose poetry, place, dialogue, experimental writing and much more. More information on the requirements for the concentration can be found here.
The Publishing concentration offers undergraduate students a chance to explore both the business and artistic sides of book publishing. The program throws a wide net, with courses focused on various areas of publishing, its history and contexts. Concentrators also engage with publishing from a practical perspective, with regular course visits by publishing professionals and opportunities to work on publications affiliated with WUSTL, such as the magazine The Spectacle and the feminist publisher Dorothy. The program allows for limited coursework in the Art and Business schools, and we work to place interested students in professional internships.
Both concentrations involve an additional six credit hours to the requirements of the English major. More information on both programs and their requirements can be found here.