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Our versatile writing program will equip you with the skills you need to become a fine crafter of words in ministries, nonprofit or profit businesses, and teaching opportunities.

Our integrated courses will enhance your understanding of various rhetorical modes of writing and identify the ways in which effective writing skills will compliment your chosen career.

Our experienced professors provide practical teaching in:

  • Creative Writing
    • Creative Nonfiction
    • Short Fiction
    • Novella
    • Poetry
    • Scripts for stage, television, and film
  • Expository Writing
  • Feature writing
  • Media Writing
  • Technical writing
  • Writing Internship (writing for academic credit with a local ministry, organization, or business)

The ability to write well is a valuable skill in the marketplace. Whether your preference is in journalistic, literary, media, or creative writing, we have the resources to hone your skills. Gain the tools you need to set yourself apart as an effective communicator and pursue your vocational calling.

We have scholarship opportunities!

Fine Arts Scholarship opportunities are available for those interested in pursuing this program. Click here for eligibility and requirement details!


Department Chair

LaDonna Friesen, M.A.

Department Chair, Associate Professor of English

Regular Faculty

Luke Gibbs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Dara Brannan, M.S.

Assistant Professor of English; The Write Place Director

Adjunct Faculty

Nathan H. Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of English, Adjunct Faculty, English

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