Aspiring authors and storytellers who are looking for a way to gain inspiration and foster their imaginations will find SNHU's online Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English with a concentration in Fiction Writing degree to be the perfect balance of craft and critical analysis. This BA program emphasizes the craft of fiction writing and helps you develop an appreciation for all forms of fiction while honing your writing skills and philosophy of composition. You'll gain insights into publishing technologies and the industry as you enhance your understanding of plot, narrative voice and character. Explore your creative boundaries and perfect your craft for the kind of fiction writing you want to bring to life.
When focusing on fiction writing, it's critical to get a solid foundation in the broader scope of creative writing. This comprehensive program gives you a powerful understanding of plot, character development, narrative voice and other mechanics of creative writing. The BA program's format encourages collaboration and direct interaction with faculty and peers. You'll also have the chance to get published and learn from experienced authors through The Penmen Review, our own online journal for writers.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your BA in Creative Writing and English online at SNHU include:
With an online creative writing bachelor's degree, you can pursue a career as a writer, editor, literary agent, publisher or manuscript reader. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of authors and writers is expected to grow by 8% through the year 2026.*
Our online creative writing degree courses are taught by highly credentialed and accomplished instructors, including critically acclaimed writers with deep insights into the industry.
SNHU's bachelor's in fiction writing program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.