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2024-2025 Southeastern University- Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Southeastern University- Undergraduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Creative Writing

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Creative Writing - 4-Year Degree Plan  

Program Description

The BFA in Creative Writing equips students with the practical and technical skills that form a foundation for creative and professional writing.  It prepares students for careers in writing, while inspiring the creativity that is a necessary ingredient to success.  Graduates of the BFA program will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the writing process that can be adapted and applied in any career field.  They will master the tools of the craft, as well as develop strategies for entering the workplace, publishing their creative work, and continuing to develop the art of Creative Writing.

Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of thematic development, description, and employment of literary devices suitable to the genre.

  • Analyze selected texts to consider how they are structured, and read individual stories, books, or poems, analyzing them from a writer’s point of view, considering tools of the craft.

  • Analyze the literary market and develop strategies for publication.

  • Apply revision and self-editing techniques to clarify and strengthen original writing.

  • Demonstrate a mastery of the reading or recitation of literary texts in public space.

  • Articulate how their faith influences and is reflected in their writing.

Foundational Core - 34 Credit Hours

Habits of Inquiry - 22 Credit Hours

Major Core- 42 Credit Hours

Writing- 3 Credit Hours

Writing- Advanced Genre Writing (12 Credit Hours)

(Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction) up to four times (3 credit hours X 4 semesters)

Divine Design (Major Specific Experiential Learning)- 3 Credit Hours

Divine Design- 41 Credit Hours

To meet the Divine Design requirement, students may earn credit hours in general elective courses, declared minors/certificates, or enjoy other experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, or practicums. Other practicum options include PRAC 1001   (1 credit hour), PRAC 1002    (2 credit hours), PRAC 1003    (3 credit hours), PRAC 1004    (4 credit hours), up to 24 credit hours. General Electives are any college-level course that does not satisfy the above program requirements. Students must complete the above program requirements with the remaining credit hours earned in the Divine Design to meet the total program hours.

Total Program Hours- 120 Credit Hours

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