BFA On Campus

Creative Writing

Roger Williams University

48 months
40632 USD/year
40632 USD/year
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Whether students take just one course in Creative Writing, or a minor or a major (BFA), our engaged community of writers at Roger Williams University welcomes students to a wide variety of experiential learning inside and outside the classroom.


The Creative Writing program at Roger Williams University is dedicated to your success as an undergraduate student and beyond. As a first-year student, you will be paired with a peer mentor to help you transition into the Creative Writing department. We also host a career event with an alumni panel each year so you can see what Creative Writing majors are doing after graduation. RWU is dedicated to helping you apply the skills you’ve learned to land a great job. 

Students in the Creative Writing major will focus on the following six general areas:

  • Language and Style: Students will develop awareness of standards and conventions of good writing and demonstrate their command of language in relation to specific writing projects and distinctive use of voice
  • Honoring of diverse perspectives and identities: Students will reflect upon the relationship of individual background to their writing and articulate awareness of a diverse literary tradition
  • Literary Influences: Students will situate their writing in relation to historical traditions and recognize contemporary literary trends
  • Form and Literary Design: As students write and revise their work, they will exhibit their understanding of literary form and to explore literary design
  • Revision and the Writing Process: Students will practice effective revision techniques as they revise own work.  They will often work productively in a team-environment involving critique and editing of peer work.
  • Applied and Experiential Learning: Students will engage in applied and professional writing settings and/or reflect on the relationship between academic learning and applications to professional contexts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Shakespeare
  • Literary Analysis
  • Early American Literature: Pre-Columbus Through the Civil War
  • American Realism, Naturalism and Modernism
  • Advanced Literary Topics
  • 19th Century French Fiction
  • Francophone Literature
  • French Literary Tradition
  • Advanced Literary Topics
  • German Literary Tradition
  • Roman Literary Tradition 
  • Advanced Literary Topics
  • Italian Literary Tradition 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your personal essay.
    • Official high school transcript(s) 
    • A minimum of one (1) letter of recommendation; additional letters welcome
    • First marking period grades for senior year, as well as mid-year grades (once available) 
    • Standardized test scores are optional
    • TOEFL and IELTS scores are not required. However, we do suggest if you have those scores to send them in order to receive the best admission placement for your English level.
    • Documentation of Financial Support

Tuition Fee

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    40632 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 40632 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    40632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40632 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bristol

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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