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Writing and Applied Arts B.F.A.

Transform your writing passion into a career with a degree in Writing and Applied Arts. Join a community of authors, publishers, and game designers. Explore creative writing, technical writing, and game design. 

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Writing Works 

Take your writing skills to a higher level and be in demand. Markets are exploding for creative literature and professional multimedia content. To meet industry demand for exceptional writing skills infused with creativity, UW-Green Bay offers the only degree of its kind in the UW-System: the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing and Applied Arts.

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Book It 

Hands-on experience is built into all levels of study. Write your novel, build interactive poems, edit an award-winning journal of the arts, design a book, and explore the business of writing through internships in storytelling, podcasting, and game writing. Learn, lead, and yes, even laugh, as you work with Sheepshead Review Journal of Art & Literature, The Teaching Press, the Center for Games and Interactive Media, and The Creatives communications team. Transformative student opportunities abound. 



Pursue Passion

“I have had more opportunities to do what I love than I would have ever thought. As editor-in-chief of Sheepshead Review, I’ve had the chance to publish work of writers. I’ve had the opportunity to intern for UntitledTown, the book and author festival, where I was lucky enough to meet R.L. Stine. In a novel writing class, I completed a 50,000-word novel. The curriculum has provided practice in publishing, podcasting and marketing to prepare me for a career in the writing industry.”

Krynn Hanold ’19 BFA Writing & Applied Arts

Careers in Creative Writing

What can creative writers do? Anything they want! Some popular careers:

  • Game Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Editor
  • Community Engagement Director
  • Podcaster
  • Literary Agent
  • Comic Book Writer
  • Publisher
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Novelist
  • Copywriter
  • Public Relations

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The Teaching Press

The Teaching Press at UW-Green Bay is a student-managed printing house that promotes community outreach through applied learning. Students work directly with clients to connect their stories to readers. As an intern, you'll gain transferrable skills in:

  • Project Management
  • Book Design
  • Copyediting
  • Developmental Editing
  • Client Engagement
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Operations
  • Community Outreach
—plus, you get to play with big machines.


Fun & Games, Tears & Talks

Join our honor society, Sigma Tau Delta. Roll the dice at Game Night. Laugh and cry with our LGBTQ Book Group. Read your poems to a crowd or just sit back and enjoy the stories at Student-Faculty Readings. Glean advice from working writers, editors, and other professionals in our career talks series.  

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