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Welcome!

Creative writers inspire and engage others through innovative and compelling writing skills. By studying creative writing at Texas Tech, students deepen their critical engagement with language as well as their appreciation of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction prose. Students begin with foundation courses in writing then move into workshops that stretch their skills and help them develop their craft.

Texas Tech Bachelor's in Creative Writing ranked #1 return on investment by Online U

There is also a strong component of social engagement behind effective writing, and our creative writing workshops focus on the power of storytelling and poetics—how the written word reaches different audiences, connects diverse peoples,  and can change the world.

Career Paths

Effective written communication is one of the most valuable skillsets in the workplace. In every field, employers seek creative writers because of their ability to write poignant arguments, think critically, and develop original content. The following is a partial list of the different jobs available to graduates with an education in creative writing:

  • Copywriter
  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Consultant
  • Sales
  • Playwright
   
  • Teacher
  • Publisher
  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Columnist
  • Professor

Contact

Dr. Jill Patterson
Program Director
jill.patterson@ttu.edu

Alexandra Salazar
Advising, Undergraduate
alexandra.salazar@ttu.edu

Dr. Elissa Zellinger
Advising, Graduate
english.gradadvisor@ttu.edu