Master the art and power of words.
For you, writing is a necessity. Like breathing, it’s something you have to do. And when you’re in the zone, ideas flow into words like magic. Creative writing is in your nature.
Whether you choose to focus on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scriptwriting, or writing for children and young adults, as a creative writing major at Lesley you’ll gain the tools, support, and experience to bring your vision to the world.
Here, you’ll hone your critical and creative skills. With an average class size of 15 students, your voice will be heard and your words will be read. Share your work in a supportive atmosphere in which you’ll receive, and give, critiques and insights that move writing forward. Workshops with your professors, and visiting authors, will push you to elevate your craft and delve deeper into your genre.
In addition to absorbing the mechanics of writing and reading a variety of classic and contemporary works, you’ll learn about the publishing world by overseeing Lesley’s literary arts magazine, Commonthought. Studying in the literary hub of Greater Boston, you’ll have access to internships at some of the top publishers in the country. Soak up the vibe at local poetry readings and book events, as well as at concerts and exhibitions.
Delve deeper into your genre by applying for our prestigious bachelor’s/master’s dual degree program.