Knowing how to construct texts that appeal to different audiences is a critical skill for the 21st century. With the proliferation of online and accelerated communication, the ability to tell a story that engages and persuades an audience is more important than ever. A degree in writing can help you develop this ability.
As a writing major, you will have opportunities to develop storytelling skills in a wide variety of genres and media. Whether you are interested in connecting storytelling to traditional genres (academic, poetry, magazine, fiction, non-fiction) or to the latest writing technologies (document design software, content management systems), you can select courses that best prepare you for future professional careers.
Through a unique modular curriculum that combines courses in professional, academic, and creative writing, you will learn how to create, shape, design, and share texts. These abilities will allow you to enter the world in a variety of careers. You can become a web writer, freelancer, document designer, magazine writer, editor, publisher, or technical writer, to name a few. The flexibility and the variety of courses offered lets you shape your educational experience and future professional identity.
Through our 42-credit B.A. or B.S. degree, our writing majors develop the skillset to:
You can find information about who we are, what we offer, and how to get involved using the links at the top of this page. Please contact us if we can assist in any way!
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fishladder, Grand Valley's Student Journal of Art & Writing, is open for submissions through December 15.
The Department of Writing is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 6, 2018.
Former GVSU Writing Faculty Ander Monson and Sean Lovelace begin the Grand Valley Writers Series Monday, Oct 16 with a nonfiction and fiction reading at 4:30pm in KC 2270.
The Writing Department office is available to help whenever you need it.
Please feel free to call (616-331-3411) or stop by (326 LOH) and talk with Dawn Nagelkirk, the Writing Department Coordinator, or one of the student assistants.