Bachelor of Fine Arts

Writing and Applied Arts B.F.A.

Career Information

Help Wanted: Writers!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of writers is projected to rise eight percent to 14 percent over the next seven years in fields like technical writing, public relations, nonprofit fundraising, digital editing, social media, library sciences and community relations. The industry for producing books in all formats—audio, print, and electronic—is strong and growing. Our BFA students develop skills in communications, audience awareness, listening, empathy, communicating complex ideas and critical thinking — skills ranked in the top 10 most sought-after qualities by job recruiters.

Plot Your Course

Do you want to...

  • Design and publish books?
  • Slay the room with poetry?
  • Edit a world-class journal?
  • Find and hone your voice?
  • Write your novel?
  • Build worlds and break molds?
  • Uncover untold stories?
  • Get your writing published?

Career Options

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

  • Screenwriter
  • Editor
  • Community Engagement Director
  • Podcaster
  • Literary Agent
  • Comic Book Writer
  • Publisher
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Novelist
  • Freelance Copywriter
  • Brand Developer
  • Proofreader
  • Speech Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Catalog Copy Writer
  • Journalist
  • Video Game Writer
  • Public Relations Director
  • Ghost Writer