Although the list of available classes lacks variety, taking an advanced course requires some serious commitment. Quality over quantity, right? You'll have a piece in at least one of the lit mags, including Unlocked, focused on sexuality through artistic expression. To develop your knowledge even more, Vanderbilt requires students study pre literature as well as ethnic literature to achieve a creative writing degree.
So creative writers, fear not! Another unique requirement of the track: taking an arts course in which students participate in the art rather than analyze. You may wish to additionally check out our summer workshop, camp, and program guide for high school creative writersas well as our tips for high school teen writers.
The distinguished faculty, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, the poetry editor for The New York Times and multiple notable authors, make the effort worth the experience. The emphasis only requires four courses to complete the concentration and you don't even need to be an English major.
You can even delve specifically into novel-to-film adaptations and learn how to write your own. The department requires each student to learn the foundations of literature including the Bible. So if you know from the start that creative writing suits you, Vanderbilt's program is hard to beat.