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Writing & Applied Arts B.F.A.

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Is Writing right for you?

Professionalize Your Passion

Explore the world – and yourself – through words.

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

See Your Path

Your First Draft

Internships are embedded in the program, giving you vital professional experience before graduation.

Get an Internship

Be Paid to Write

Podcaster, literary agent or community engagement director—all organizations need effective communicators.

See Your Career Potential

Apply for Aid

From specific UW-Green Bay scholarships to private funding, apply for aid to help you work less and write more.

Apply for a Scholarship

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Take Two

What's a great story without rewrites?

The first try isn’t the final product – it’s just the start. To develop your writing skills and creative confidence, we foster an environment that allows you to make mistakes, be curious and experiment. Your professors guide you as you shape your ideas into poetry, novels, tabletop games, digital narrative, magazine features and communications about our region's most vital stories.

About Writing and Applied Arts

Develop Your Narrative Arc at UW-Green Bay

A broad range of opportunities to grow in your personal and professional life.

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Launch Your Quest

Whether it's a summer course in Wales, UK, a game-writing internship in Italy or a week-long jaunt to Ecuador, expand your perspectives and go off on new adventures!

Study Abroad

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Capture Audiences

Gain professional experience across platforms as you print and design books, edit journals of literature and art, develop augmented realities and publish games.

Explore Publishing

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Augment Reality

No matter our age, creative expression connects people. At UW-Green Bay, your storytelling will engage elders, support people in need and even recreate history from an app on your phone.


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Calculate Your Cost

UW-Green Bay's mission is to make education as accessible as possible, so we strive to keep costs low. To prepare for your college career, figure out what you'll pay and what aid you can get.

What's Your Cost?

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Add a Subplot

Double majoring can broaden your skills and enrich your creativity. Common majors include English, design arts, communication and information sciences, among others.

Pair Up

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Tips and Tricks

Need a walk through to find your courses? Want internship advice from your professors? Access our YouTube channel to get background on the writing and applied arts program.

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Online & On Your Side

At UW-Green Bay, we're committed to making education more accessible. That's why our Writing & Applied Arts degree is offered fully online. If you want to continue working full time while pursuing your bachelor's degree, we're here for you.

Earn Your Degree Online

Krynn Hanold, Publicity Assistant, Bloomsbury Publishing

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"I have had more opportunities to do what I love than I would have ever thought. As editor-in-chief of Sheepshead Review, I published work of writers. (As an) intern for UntitledTown, the book and author festival, I meet R.L. Stine. In a novel writing class, I completed a 50,000-word novel. The curriculum provided practice in publishing, podcasting and marketing to prepare me for a career in the writing industry."

Krynn Hanold '19
Publicity Assistant, Bloomsbury Publishing

Professor Rebecca Meacham

Want to Know More?

Questions about the B.F.A. in Writing and Applied Arts? Reach out to Professor Rebecca Meacham – she’s as passionate about writing as you are!

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