Creative Writing

Current BFA Students

Danica Kelly
Danica Kelly, a creative writing major in the poetry track, listens to a reader during Writers Week 2015. -photo by Jeff Janowski, UNCW

Academic Advising

The first responsibility for advising rests with the student. Students must track their own progress toward graduation. This involves reading your degree audit on SeaNet at least once a semester. More >

Grading Guidelines

This list provides a guide to course grading at UNCW for undergraduate writing students.While a grade of C is considered average campus-wide, the department expects students in the major to earn B's. The highest grade, A, is reserved for outstanding work.Instructors will develop criteria for particular assignments. More >


  • Gain essential work experience in a professional environment.
  • Learn the value of creative writing in the working world.
  • Put your editing skills to work.
  • Build a résumé and prepare for the world of work beyond college. Overview >

Senior Thesis

In the final year of coursework (at the time you take CRW 496), creative writing majors compile and revise a finished thesis manuscript of literary merit, overseen by the CRW 496 instructor and then reviewed by the CRW faculty. The manuscript will be a collection of poems, stories, or essays; a single long poem; a long nonfiction narrative; a novella; or a portion of a novel. More >


In addition to the rights and responsibilities and expected levels of student conduct listed in the UNCW Code of Student Life, the Department of Creative Writing recognizes and implements the following policies and guidelines: More >


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