As a Writing and Communication Arts major, you'll learn to master both the creative and practical aspects of writing.
Todays’ varied platforms demand a deep grasp of specific writing skills, along with individualized communications strategies. The Writing and Communication Arts program is designed to deliver both.
Courses such as “Writing for Social Media” delve into the intricacies of tailoring language for specific platforms and audiences, and the “Editing and Publishing” course provides a 360-degree immersion into the components of the writing process that come after the writing itself.
Writing and Communication Arts majors also enjoy courses such as "Creative Nonfiction" — which delves into literary journalism, travel writing, essays, and memoirs — and "Principles of Creative Writing," a course designed to fine-tune your ability to craft intriguing works of fiction.
You can’t write without being a voracious reader, so in addition to the work presented by your classmates, you’ll be reading poetry and short stories from the masters to help fuel your own creativity.
Ultimately, the B.A. in Writing and Communication Arts will open doors to opportunity for you, whether you plan on becoming a professional writer or entering a field, such as law or business, that values carefully constructed prose and the ability to inform, entertain, or persuade an audience.
Writing & Communication Capstone
The Professional Capstone is a concluding interdisciplinary course that allows students to practice and prepare for professional success after graduation.
You’ll reflect on, document, and offer presentations of your full body of work. You’ll also engage in a team-based interdisciplinary project representing a commercial, cultural, or social concern. Students develop strong creative solutions in the context of real-world challenges.