About Fiction Writing
Columbia’s Fiction Writing program is structured around the nationally acclaimed Story Workshop® method of teaching writing, originated and developed by the department’s former chairperson, John Schultz. The Story Workshop method is used in all core writing workshops to develop writing in both fiction and creative nonfiction. In addition to the core writing workshops, the department also offers a variety of courses in critical reading and writing, publishing and professional development, and specialty writing genres such as science fiction, young adult, creative nonfiction, and playwriting, a range of course options on a level and scope unequaled in other undergraduate programs. Columbia writing graduates have published widely in all of these areas and possess training enabling them to obtain jobs in a broad range of communications-related fields.
Fiction Writing Website
Recommended First-Semester Classes
We recommend you choose some of the following classes for your first semester as a Fiction Writing major:
- 55-1101 Fiction Writing I
- 55-1330 Tutoring in Fiction Writing (1-2 Credits)