Why study Creative Writing at New College?

Cultivate imaginative literacy and cognitive flexibility by studying in multiple genres, understanding craft from a cross-cultural perspective, and applying your creative skills both on and off the page.

Creative Writing Area of Concentration

Students in the Creative Writing AOC at New College cultivate imaginative literacy and cognitive flexibility by studying in multiple genres, understanding craft from a cross-cultural perspective, and applying their creative skills both on and off the page. The holistic program of study encourages students to explore aesthetics and methods across and between disciplines and genres.

In addition to instruction in the craft of writing and the history of literature, coursework in Creative Writing emphasizes developing skills—like empathy, respect for other points of view, and critical thought—necessary to sustain creative livelihoods after graduation: whether that involves teaching, professional writing, using writing to inform or enrich a corresponding career, or—like Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, T.S. Eliot, Ted Kooser, and Michael Cunningham—writing and publishing books alongside a “day job.”

In keeping with this goal, students in Creative Writing practice engaging with the politics and issues of the larger world; building community via the literary arts; and responding to tense cultural issues and challenging situations precisely, directly, and creatively.

What Can I Do with a Creative Writing AOC?

 

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Creative Writing Curriculum

Acquire creative and critical thinking abilities, communication skills, and content knowledge that will help you articulate complex ideas, pursue further study in Creative Writing, Literature, English, or related disciplines, and prepare you for careers that demand strong communication skills together with creative and critical thinking.

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Undergraduate Program

New College of Florida offers more than 40 different majors in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as a number of interdisciplinary concentrations.

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