Michigan State University

Michigan, United States

Residential program

The creative writing concentration offers students a program that blends foundational work in literary studies, exploration of creative writing in multiple genres, and a focused capstone experience. Students graduate with a B.A. in English, but their diplomas note their dedicated commitment to creative writing. Beginning with the same foundation as other English majors, students also work at the introductory and advanced level in at least two different genres of creative writing. Many then choose to write a senior thesis in a single genre, creating in the last year of study a collection of poems or stories, a novel, or a finished screenplay; students might also pursue internships in writing and editing. The Michigan State University English Department is also home for The Red Cedar Review, one of the oldest student-managed literary journals in the United States.

Contact Information

619 Red Cedar Road
C601 Wells Hall
East Lansing
Michigan, United States
48824-1036
Phone: (517) 884-4409
Email: silberg1@msu.edu
go.cal.msu.edu/creativewriting



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Program Director

Robin Silbergleid
619 Red Cedar Rd
C601 Wells Hall
East Lansing
Michigan, United States
48824
Email: silberg1@msu.edu

\nThe creative writing concentration offers students a program that blends foundational work in literary studies, experience in creative writing in several genres, and in-depth study of one genre. Students graduate with a B.A. in English, but their diplomas note their dedicated commitment to creative writing. Beginning with the same foundation as other English majors, students also work at the introductory level in three different genres of creative writing and later move into more advanced study in two genres. Many then choose to write a senior thesis in a single genre, creating in the last year of study a collection of poems or stories, a novel, or a finished screenplay. The Michigan State University English Department in also home for The Red Cedar Review, one of the oldest student-run literary journals in the United States.

Largest Class Size: 30
Smallest Class Size: 15
In State Tuition 11000
Out of State Tuition 25000
Criticism and Theory: 4
Composition Rhetoric: 4
Total Units for Degree: 120

Undergraduate Program Director

Robin Silbergleid
619 Red Cedar Rd
C601 Wells Hall
East Lansing
Michigan, United States
48824
Email: silberg1@msu.edu

The creative writing concentration offers students a program that blends foundational work in literary studies, exploration of creative writing in multiple genres, and a focused capstone experience. Students graduate with a B.A. in English, but their diplomas note their dedicated commitment to creative writing. Beginning with the same foundation as other English majors, students also work at the introductory and advanced level in at least two different genres of creative writing. Many then choose to write a senior thesis in a single genre, creating in the last year of study a collection of poems or stories, a novel, or a finished screenplay; students might also pursue internships in writing and editing. The Michigan State University English Department in also home for The Red Cedar Review, one of the oldest student-managed literary journals in the United States.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 25
Smallest Class Size: 5
Genres: Fiction, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours





FACULTY

Divya Victor


Gordon Henry


William Penn


Robin Silbergleid


William Vincent


Jeff Wray


Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai


Juliet Guzzetta


Tamar Boyadjian





COMMUNITY

Red Cedar Review

Fourth Genre