The BFA in Creative Writing is unlike any writing degree offered in the entire state of Wisconsin. This degree has a rigorous and specialized curriculum for arts-minded students that will prepare them for a diversity of careers, specifically in creative writing, editing, and publishing.
At Lakeland, students will take three tiers of Creative Writing workshops in three genres, as well as courses in all of the arts programs – Music, Art, and Theater – in order to deepen their study, practice, and experience in the fine arts. Required internships will pair them with national literary journals, national book presses, the Great Lakes Writers Festival, and our campus' own digital media outlet, The Mirror.
In the last decade, Lakeland's Creative Writing program has had 100 percent job placement for students who pursued this degree. Many received highly coveted teaching assistantships and tuition remission upon acceptance.
Lakeland University also offers a major in Writing, which has been a staple at our campus for more than three decades!
Lakeland's Cooperative Education program will provide Creative Writing students with 12-18 months of full-time work experience and academic credit for their work. A combination of scholarships and wages will help significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation debt.