student sitting at desk writing with a stack of books at his side
Samsun Knight, a creative writing, math, Chinese, and economics major, won a Creative Writing prize that resulted in his work being published in an anthology. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones ’97
Program Overview

Creative Writing

Program Type: Major, Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department: Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing Program prepares students with a broad and balanced program of study that emphasizes interconnections between various literary genres: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, and screen writing.

Why Study Creative Writing at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Associated Faculty
Study Away Programs

Sample Courses

  • CRWR 120 - Introduction to Writing Fiction 4 credits
  • CRWR 201 - Poetry/Prose Workshop 4 credits
  • CRWR 317 - Between Lyric and Narrative: Transitional Prose Forms 4 credits
  • CRWR 450 - Teaching Imaginative Writing 4 credits

Creative Writing Faculty

Our faculty are accomplished writers and poets who devote their careers to making important contributions to their disciplines. Their expertise covers five genres—fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting.They are committed to undergraduate education and teach first-year seminars as well as advanced courses.

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