Creative Writing Degree

The creative writing major combines extensive coursework in writing with literature classes. Students have ample opportunities to improve their own voice and technique while learning about careers in the writing field.

4-Year Undergraduate Degree

About the Program

Program Summary

The program focuses on literary writing and encourages writers to locate themselves within a literary tradition. It’s one of the few in Ohio to highlight creative nonfiction in addition to fiction, poetry, and screenwriting.

The program offers students exciting opportunities to distinguish themselves and develop professional experience and expertise while still undergraduates. Students work closely with faculty mentors to identify programs and experiences that will connect most directly with their own interests and goals.

Hiram’s workshops include graduate-level work, preparing students to enter a Master of Fine Arts program or the workforce.

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Career Paths

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Arts Administrator
  • Digital Copywriter
  • Web Content Manager
  • Publishing Copy-Editor/Proofreader
  • Editorial Assistant

Brendan Curtinrich

BRENDAN CURTINRICH ’13 | Creative Writing Major

“If Hiram taught me anything, it’s that it’s okay — great, even — to be unconventional.”

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Ways to Get involved

Hiram College’s strongest writers are invited to work as Writing Assistants in the Hiram College Writing Center and the First-Year Program. As trained writing tutors, these students work closely with students and faculty members on improving writing across campus.


Kirsten Parkinson

Kirsten Parkinson, Ph.D.

Director Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, Professor of English, Gender Studies Minor Program Coordinator
Courtney Mauck

Courtney Mauck

Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Assistant Professor of English

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