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Creative Writing

Imagine writing a New York Times bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poetry, or a feature story for a top media platform that goes viral to millions. At St. Thomas Aquinas College, you can transform your passion for writing into a successful career doing exactly what you love. Our creative writing program will ignite your dreams by providing the foundations and tools to perfect your craft, whether you write poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.

Our talented faculty will personally mentor you from day one and guide you in your creative writing pursuits and in building an exceptional portfolio of work. You will be fully prepared to enter one of the best Master of Fine Arts programs in the country or launch your professional career as soon as you graduate.

At a glance

  • Undergraduate major & minor
  • BA
  • 4 years
  • Main campus

Common Minors

  • Communication Arts
  • Education
  • English
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

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Ignite Your Career With Experiential Learning

Creative writing students have many opportunities to gain valuable real-world experience. Collaborate with graphic design students on the Voyager, our completely student-run publication, or work on regional literary journals in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Explore career options through exciting internships in publishing, editing, grant writing, and marketing communications.

Career Preparation & Mentoring

Our faculty nurture a supportive and mentoring creative community and encourage every student to pursue their passions and dreams, wherever they may lead. Recent graduates have been accepted into MFA programs at prestigious institutions, including Sarah Lawrence College and The New School, and many alumni have landed jobs with top New York City publishing houses.

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What Success Looks Like

“Going into STAC, I had no clear vision of what I wanted to do. But coming out, I knew exactly what I wanted. I owe it all to STAC for helping me realize my passion.”
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Ariana Carpentieri, ’18
Marketing Coordinator, Tor Books, an Imprint of Macmillan Publishers
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Career Options

A degree in creative writing will prepare you for careers in these fields and many more:

  • Advertising
  • Editing
  • Grant Writing
  • Marketing
  • Content Development
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Publishing

Our communication arts students intern and find full-time employment at a wide range of companies such as:

  • Custom Studios
  • Hindi’s Libraries
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • Princeton Review
  • RK Pharma
  • Tor Books
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Program options

The BA in Creative Writing develops your artistic talents, ignites your passion, and equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in an advanced fine arts program and in your future as a professional writer.

A minor in creative writing enhances your written communication capabilities, an asset that will give you a competitive edge in any career path.