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Creative Writing

The Creative Writing major prepares you to be a writer of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, or to go into editing or publishing. At Virginia Tech, you will create your own literary events, publish your writing in on-campus journals and professional magazines, and interact with famous writers. In addition to your creative writing classes you will complete courses in literature, digital media, and critical frameworks. Under the guidance of published writers, you’ll develop a portfolio showcasing your range and versatility as a writer.

Career Options

  • Author
  • Creative manager
  • Literary agent
  • Publisher
  • Grant writer
  • Blogger
  • Archivist
  • Marketer
  • Curator
  • Video game developer
  • Editor and copywriter
  • Web designer
  • Television writer
  • Teacher
  • Journalist and reporter
  • Filmmaker