The Undergraduate Program
Welcome to the Department of Creative Writing Undergraduate Program!
One of the few Creative Writing programs in the nation to be its own academic department, The Department of Creative Writing at UTEP is dedicated to the intellectual and personal growth of its students, and to the idea of creating a community of writers and thinkers who will serve the people and concerns of the border region for generations to come. Each student entering our program as a major or minor will certainly learn the fundamentals of many genres of writing, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting, but with our focus on discipline, structure, and creative thinking, and on the ways imaginative writing responds to and impacts the world in which we live, students who complete our programs will be well situated to enter any career path they can imagine. While some of our students do go on to continue their study of Creative Writing at the graduate level in MFA or PhD programs, and while others go on to a career focused on writing, many others have gone on to become teachers, lawyers, counselors/therapists, medical students, and to careers in the media. Film, TV, public relations, the video gaming industry, advertising, journalism, law, science, graphic design, medicine: Everyone is looking for graduates who can synthesize information and tell effective stories to help readers make sense of the world in which we live. Why not start your own journey in the Department of Creative Writing at UTEP?
Creative Writing Department Resources
For a detailed look at the Creative Writing curriculum for majors and minors, please see our UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM page.
For information on Undergraduate Advising, please see our UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING page.
For any other questions about our Undergraduate program, contact Dr. Jeff Sirkin, Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Creative Writing Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Undergraduate Creative Writing Society
As part of our growing community, the Department of Creative Writing also houses the Undergraduate Creative Writing Society, an undergraduate, student-led organization open to any UTEP students interested in Creative Writing. For more info, write to: email@example.com
You can find the UCWS on MinerQuest, here.
And/or, follow the UCWS on Facebook, here.