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About Creative Writing at Young Harris College

Creative writing trains students to effectively communicate innovative ideas in poetry and prose. Students develop their writing technique and practice, gaining an understanding of their place in the literary tradition.

The Humanities majors are all built on the same liberal arts core. Creative writing offers a foundation in literature as well as courses in the craft and theory of writing. Through its rigorous, diverse curriculum, which includes craft classes, workshops, and seminars, the major is designed to introduce students to the genres, then allow for individual growth and mentorship as students come into their own as thinkers and writers.

Creative Writing degree requirements

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from YHC, you’ll take 120 hours of coursework.

General Education:

31 hours


45 hours, including two PALS (Physically Active Life Skills) courses

Program courses:

44 hours

Some of our most popular Creative Writing classes include:

CRWT 2601 Creative Writing across the Genres

In addition to studying models of excellent writing, students will practice writing original works and learn how to discuss literature cooperatively in a workshop setting. The course will cover a variety of literary genres including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, playwriting or any combination these forms. This course may be repeated with the professor’s approval.

CRWT 3603 Creative Writing in Drama

This course is an introduction to the craft of dramatic writing for the stage and screen, including exercises to develop individual style, and culminating in the writing of a one-act play. This course is cross listed with THEA 4101 Playwriting. This course may be repeated with the professor’s approval.

CRWT 4602 Advanced Prose Workshop

This intensive workshop provides advanced students the opportunity to write and revise a significant body of work. The focus of the workshop is on developing a polished portfolio of fiction or nonfiction. This course may be repeated with the professor’s approval.