With almost 500 students, Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a large department—but one that still provides the personal attention you need to flourish as a writer or make your mark as a publisher. We are unique in offering two undergraduate degree programs taught by published authors and experts in the fields of literature, writing, and publishing.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program provides you with foundational skills and practical experience in a range of forms and genres, with particular emphasis on your preferred area of written expression. The program culminates with a Senior Creative Thesis that puts your finely honed powers to the test.
The Bachelor of Arts in Writing, Literature, and Publishing program emphasizes literary history and the world of publishing while providing the creative writing and critical thinking skills that will provide you with a springboard to future study or a career in the arts or communication fields.
At Emerson, we believe that great comedy stems from a huge bank of knowledge. The BFA in Comedic Arts sustains an intense focus on comedy, while remaining rooted in the liberal arts by exposing you to a wide range of perspectives.