College of Communication & Creative Arts - Writing Arts
New for Writing Arts Majors Entering Fall 2015: Rowan University Literary Writing Scholarships! First place: $20,000. Second place: $10,000. Third place: $5,000.
Stay tuned. Details to follow in August 2014.
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Studying writing arts increases understanding of the multiple facets of written communication. Through a variety of courses and learning experiences in creative, academic, new media and applied writing, students learn to become flexible, adaptable writers, ready to bring advanced writing, reading and critical thinking skills to the workplace.
Our multiple programs include (links are in the sidebar):
• The First-year Writing Program, serving all Rowan students
• For undergraduates:
- 34-credit major, which can also serve as a dual major for Elementary or Early Childhood Education
- 22-credit minor
- 22-credit Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science option
- 12 credits in the Liberal Studies: Literacy Studies major
• At the graduate level, a Master of Arts in Writing
• An accelerated, five-year BA in Writing Arts/MA in Writing. Applications accepted for entering freshmen or juniors.
As one of the few independent writing departments in the U.S., Writing Arts is uniquely positioned to help you learn to communicate effectively within our dynamic culture. Indeed, we are the only department in the country with the name Writing Arts. Our name reflects the uniqueness of our offerings.
Housed in the College of Communication and Creative Arts at Rowan University, the department boasts award-winning professors who are publishing in a myriad of genres. From online to in print, from novels to nonfiction, from the scholarly to the creative, we are active writers engaging word, text and image in our work.
The Department of Writing Arts was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the Conference on College Composition and Communication in 2004, the award’s inaugural year.
This article provides a brief look at our major.
Feel free to write!
Sanford Tweedie, Chair
2014 Denise Gess Literary Awards at Rowan University!!
Fiction, Poetry & Creative Nonfiction Prizes of $150
All R.U. Students Are Eligible!
The Department of Writing Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the 2014 Denise Gess Literary Awards at Rowan University, a competition in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. All undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at Rowan University are eligible to submit their original work for consideration between February 13 and March 14, 2014.
Poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction prizes each offer $150 for winning entries.
Winners will be posted online by Friday morning, March 28. A public reading and reception for winners will be held on April 10.
Julia MacDonnell Chang
Ext. 3417 (from off campus, 856-256-4500, ext. 3417)
Our Mission: The Department of Writing Arts develops students' academic achievement, professional success, and personal growth through its first-year writing program, concentration in creative writing, undergraduate major, graduate certificates, and Master's in Writing. By combining the best of rhetorical and educational traditions with appropriate state-of-the-practice technology and innovative teaching, the Department advances students' understanding of written communication within our dynamic culture. Through scholarly and creative activity, interdisciplinary collaboration and community outreach, the Department forges connections with a wide range of individuals and institutions. Writing Arts-focused both on the art and craft of writing-meets the needs for an articulate, informed citizenry with enthusiasm, creativity, and rigor.