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Writing & Applied Arts Careers

Craft Your Own Story

What can creative writers do? Anything they set their minds to!

Want to create the storyboard for a video game? Or maybe lead the charge in an advertising agency? What about finding the next big author by working in a publishing house? With a B.F.A. in Writing and Applied Arts, you can do that and more. Our program focuses developing your writing ability while also building marketable skills so you can find a job.

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Writing and applied arts graduate, Kimberly Davis, gives speech at commencement ceremony

Career Cornucopia

Building a portfolio; getting experience at one of our on-campus publications; maybe even publishing the work you’ve developed in this program – these are all things you can do to stand out to future employers. Possible careers include:

  • Technical Writer
  • Podcaster
  • Editor
  • Screenwriter
  • Literary Agent
  • Community Engagement Director
  • Comic Book Writer
  • Publisher
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Novelist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Copywriter
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Professor Rebecca Meacham talks with studentStudent works on writing project using Adobe IndesignMale students looks over project while another student works on the printing pressMale and female students use note cards to plan out writing
Kristin Schlorf, Senior Quality Assurance Specialist with ACI Learning

The Intro To
Your Career

"It is because of the B.F.A. program that I landed my job at ACI Learning. Visual design, writing, editing, reading — these are all everyday aspects of my job, and I have the B.F.A. program to thank for teaching me these skills."

Kristin Schlorf '20
Senior Quality Assurance Specialist with ACI Learning

Assistant Professor, Christopher Williams

Get Your Career in Gear

If you need career guidance, ask your professors for help on how best to pursue your passion and professionalize your writing.

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