Columbia College Chicago

Creative Writing

Our programs provide an extraordinary, collaborative learning environment that can kickstart your creative future.

Writers write. Ultimately, your writing process is your own. But Columbia’s programs provide an extraordinary, collaborative learning environment that can kickstart your creative future. In an increasingly interdisciplinary and competitive job market, the department offers cross-genre opportunities to enrich your experience and cultivate your unique voice.

The Creative Writing Department offers an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing, a BFA in Fiction, and a Creative Writing minor, as well as graduate degrees in the genres of Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry. Our programs are led by nationally and internationally known faculty members who teach, live and write in one of the most celebrated literary and artistic cities in the world.

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